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Adding Voronoi Pattern with Meshmixer

I have always been fascinated with Voronoi patterns and placing them onto objects. They add an organic and random feel to many objects, but they can be difficult to create. I found this cool tutorial on Instructables that uses Meshmixer to add a Voronoi pattern to an object.

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Vase 126

This vase is a slight diversion from the designs I have been doing. I am still using vase mode here although the closeup shot of the lips looks as if it has an inner shell.

In real life this vase is beautiful with it’s gently sweeping curves. The photo doesn’t show this very well.

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Vase 123

The Timberfill Rosewood fillament is working pretty good. If you look closely you can see the print is a little ‘hairy’. These fibers tend to clog the nozzle so I often pause the printer before it starts printing the side walls and quickly clean the nozzle. I pause the printer,

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Edge Test

With a mug you want the edge to be functional so it doesn’t drip and is comfortable on your lips. But you also want it to be aesthetically pleasing.

When designing a vase the aesthetics might be the most important factor. However you still want to make sure there are no sharp edges that might cut you.

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Vase 5 in White PLA

This is the same as Vase 3 except I made it shorter by modifying it in Rhino.

I played around with adjusting the size in the slicing software and that seemed to work pretty well. Although I know usually it’s recommended that you change the size within the design software.

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Vase 3 Bamboo

I’ve had a lot of problems printing in wood. Often the nozzle gets clogged and filament stops coming out. Also the print is ‘hairy’ which probably contributes to the clogging.

The dark lines occurred when I paused the printer and wiped the nozzle off. Doing this I was able to extend the print time and print a larger object.

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