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Intersecting Surfaces

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We often discuss intersecting surfaces in my Multivariable Calculus class. It has been useful to have the Intersecting Planes model, but I wanted one with other types of surfaces and this matches one of the examples I use in a lesson.

Designed with Mathematica.

Also see my Quadric Surfaces Set.

3D printing settings

Full-size, whole models approximately:
Parabolic Cylinder 81 x 82 x 120 mm
Ellipsoid 82 x 161 x 82

I printed only the top half of this by lowering the models into the bed (i.e., keeping the z offset to 0.00). I printed with supports for the ellipsoid.

Note that each model is whole. There is no gap created to make them "fit" together so technically part of the space is printed twice, though Simplify3D and my MakerGear M3-ID handled this fine.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2019/11/16 at 21:31



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I am a high school math teacher and 3D printing hobbyist. I have been 3D printing since 2017 and enjoy making things for my classes and my own children and home in San Diego, California, USA.

I have a 3D printing sub-site See my video on YouTube and my user story written and published by Simplify3D. I design with Mathematica, CorelDRAW, Fusion 360, and Tinkercad. I love my MakerGear M3-ID and my Palette 2S Pro. I have a Monoprice Mini as well.



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