Community Print Project

Fire up your machines and help print the Equilibrium pavilion!

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Together with Stefania Dinea we proudly present Equilibrium, a three legged pavilion aimed at being a community print where everyone can participate. It has been designed and optimized to be efficient in terms of time and material consumption and has a Voronoi pattern alongside the main vertebrae which greatly reduces the material usage while keeping the structural integrity intact. It also has the added benefit of giving the pavilion a floral looking pattern when seen from above. See project images.

The goal is to build a fully modular structure produced entirely on modern desktop 3D-printers. With the help from the 3D community in Sweden and around the world we aim to complete this project and assemble it during the first day of the event. The structure, composed of 216 pieces (72 unique) has a circumference of 3,5 meters and the height comes in at a total of 2,4 meters. The assembly is done through a pin connection system that remains unchanged throughout the entire structure.

Also, please make sure to share this page with your friends, and we would really love it if you could upload photos of your printing progress to the social media of your choice. Use the hashtags #3DMS2019 and #3DMSPP and we will do our best to retweet and share your images as we see them. Happy printing!

How should we print the pieces?

Each piece has been designed to fit on a printer with a build size of at least 200x200x200mm, but many pieces will surely fit on machines with an even smaller build volume. This means that almost everyone should be able to participate. See below for a quick rundown of the recommended print settings.

  • 0.2mm layer height
  • no support material
  • 2 or 3 outer perimeters
  • 5% infill – triangle pattern
  • material of your choice (PLA is good)
  • color of your choice

We’re certain it will look really cool with all different colors once it’s all assembled. For every piece you also NEED to print 4 pins (included in the link). We recommend that you print the pins with a high percentage of infill, if not solid, and a fair amount of outer perimeters as they need to be sturdy. Depending on your settings, a normal piece takes around ~5 hours to print and consumes about 120g of material.

How and when will it be assembled?

The pavilion will be assembled during the first day of the event so it’s essential that we have all the pieces by then. The assembly is done through a pin connection system that remains unchanged throughout the entire structure. If you have any problems and won’t be able to deliver on the pieces that you claimed, please let us know so that we can “unclaim” them and let someone else get the opportunity. Click here to see a detailed structure plan complete with size estimates for all the pieces.

I’m not able to attend but I want to participant, what to do?

The project is open for anyone to participate in, even if you’re not able to attend physically. If that is the case, please send your pieces in a trackable package to the following address. Don’t forget to send us an email with the tracking code to info@3dmeetup.se so we can keep track of all pieces. Also, if you include an envelope signed with your address in the package we’ll send you some #3DMS2019 swag!

3D Meetup Sweden AB
Föreningsgatan 32
254 41 Helsingborg

Where can I read more about the design?

You can read more about the project and its design on Stefanias website. Go check it out!

Looking to get in touch?

Have any questions you need to ask or just want to get in touch with us? We’re here to help and eager to answer any questions you might have. Let’s talk!

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