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Quadric Surfaces Set

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I love my Quadric Surfaces Set! Together this was a vision I had before I ever had access to a 3D printer. Some of the prints were the first ones I ever made and later I finished the set in ways I did not initially imagine. Each surface has a story and has been used and loved in my Multivariable Calculus classes since the day they were printed and I hope for several more years to come.

They were all designed and printed to stand at the same height, to work well for display by me during discussion in front of a classroom, and to be large enough for students to get their hands on them to really feel the shapes and the curves. We refer to these often throughout the course.

Simplify3D published an article about my work in February 2019.

Created with Mathematica and printed on my MakerGear M3-ID.

Note: Some files are rather large since I was working to get a very high resolution. I printed these in Spring 2017 and Summer 2018

See the elements of the collection individually for additional photos, descriptions, and printing details. If other students or teachers use them, I would love to know! I'm quite proud of how this project came together.

Quadric Surfaces Set (all of the below included)
Parabolic Cylinder
Circular Paraboloid
Hyperbolic Paraboloid
Hyperboloid of One Sheet
Circular Cone
Hyperboloid of Two Sheets

3D printing settings

Each model approximately 193 mm tall at 100% scale. For printing details, Please see notes within individual posts.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2019/11/16 at 06:46



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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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