Foldable Stag Beetle

$ 4.49



GOODesign is a design studio established in Seoul, Korea by a representative who has been active in product design and 3D CG field for 20 years. As a design company that pursues a reasonable and differentiated digital design, it has always presented a new direction through working with clients such as Hyundai Motor, Siemens Korea and beiersdorf. This time, we have put out the life product for 3D printing by utilizing various technique design based on the shape of the Class-A surface. These products are especially the result of deep research on the 3D printing dominant shape that can not be mass-produced using a mold.

I lived with many animals in our youth. I played with observing the appearance and movement of animals, and also became a material for manga and made toys. And it later became the source of inspiration for me. The object of this folding design is an insect, a stag beetle characterized by its beautiful horns.

This stag beetle has a structure in which many parts of the six-footed insects move. I have undergone many trial and error to implement this move, and I have finally completed it.

The first is designed to move the bark that covers the wings. I put a protrusion on the end to fix it well. The second time I had a nice horn to move. Third, the legs do not move, but they are designed to hold well in good posture.

The cautions in the folding process are that you must put the legs in the body first and then proceed with the rest. And another thing to note is that the horn can fall off the molding plate during the printing process, so use Raft in that case.

Folding process with Ender 3 pro
Printing review from ido n
Printing review from knapstak
Printing review from 3DWorkshop

Various animals with exoskeletons have inspired mankind. Not only the structure of the animal, but also the shape, inspired many products. Foldable design has tremendous potential for design and manufacturing. To maximize this possibility, it is necessary to apply foldable designs to animals with exoskeletons. This foldable stag beetle will open up another possibility of folding design.

With this foldable stag beetle, enjoy your fun 3D printing by recalling the memories you had with insects as a child.

When expanded, size = X 160mm, Y 92mm, Z 61mm After folding X 148mm, Y 96mm, Z 29mm

PRUSA Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extuder Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm / Retraction Distance : 2.4mm
Layer Settings Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6 / Outline : 2
First Layer Settings First Layer Height : 150% / First Layer Width : 100% / First Layer Speed : 50%
Infill Interlor Fill Percentage : 10% / Outline Overlap : 30%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
PRUSA Slicing Settings Slic3r
PRUSA MK3 Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
Ender Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extuder Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm / Retraction Distance : 4mm
Layer Settings Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6 / Outline : 2~3
First Layer Settings First Layer Height : 120% / First Layer Width : 100% / First Layer Speed : 50%
Infill Interlor Fill Percentage : 10% / Outline Overlap : 30~40%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
File 18.0 MB
Release Date
Average Time
[0.1mm] Stag Beetle : 11h
  • Ark-kun
    2020-01-27 17:44:44

    Maybe a silly question, but I cannot reproduce your Prusa i3 MK3S slicing from the publicly available gcode file: fab365_foldable-stag-bettle_015mm_pla_mk3s_6h16.gcode

    When I take the STL file and slice is using PrusaSlicer at 0.15mm I get a gcode file that prints for significantly longer:
    ; filament used [mm] = 14048.9 vs. 10861.9
    ; estimated printing time (normal mode) = 7h 48m 2s vs. 6h 16m 17s

    A difference of 30%.

    I've compared the commented lines in both gcode files and I do not see any smoking gun.

    I'd like my gcode to be as fast as your gcode.

    Do you still have you PrusaSlicer project file (.3mf)?


  • ManfredG
    2020-01-23 00:12:16

    I keep having trobles. I printed in 0,15 and in 0,20 and in 0,30. In 0.30 it is okay, but in the other two the head don't finisch. What do I wrong?

    2020-01-23 10:04:20

    The part seems to fall off the bed during printing. We recommend using Raft.

    2020-08-18 23:43:24

    Raft? What do you meen?

    2020-08-19 19:55:40

    If you use raft option on slicer, those parts will not fall off while printing. Please check my print-tips

    2020-08-19 19:56:24

    If you want to know about raft, please check this website.

  • ardao
    2019-10-25 00:18:51

    Would the tolerances work if I print with 0.6mm nozzle?

    2019-10-25 16:49:56

    If Retraction is enough, there will be no problem printing.

  • Ido
    2019-07-29 02:58:21

    Hi, i could use some help. Each time i print it the legs fused (merged) into the body.
    Can you help?
    I have tried with Ender 3, anet a4 and mini select v1 with same results. :(


    2019-07-29 17:03:29

    If that is first layer problem, raise up nozzle height. It will be easier for you to understand the picture I attach. Thank you~

    2019-07-29 23:52:16

    The issue is not the first layer. The first layer is good, the issue is that after a few minutes the legs fuzed to the body

    2019-07-30 14:21:49

    If so, reduce the extrusion multiplier or increase the retraction.

  • generalbrobco
    2019-07-18 09:00:48

    Do you have settings for Ultimaker Cura?

    2019-07-29 03:39:44

    Did you manage to print it good?

    2019-07-29 17:06:49

    Creasome mod is good these days. Try it once!
    link is here.

    2019-07-29 23:52:39

    Thanks i will try

  • generalbrobco
    2019-07-05 06:58:35

    What would be a good scale to print in? 120 % ?

    2019-07-05 17:04:53

    This design is also recommended as a 100% size. And of course, the bigger the print the better. 120% would be very good. Thank you~

  • muk_za
    2019-07-04 13:22:54

    I want you to print to my nephew as you see your son likes it.

    2019-07-05 17:08:44

    Wow~ That would be great~ Thanks!

  • muk_za
    2019-07-04 13:22:52

    I want you to print to my nephew as you see your son likes it.

  • norston
    2019-06-11 06:05:48

    I really love this design. Thank you for doing this. It's such a great teaching tool for designing for additive mfg.

    2019-06-11 11:21:50

    There are many potentials we do not yet know about additive manufacturing. We are exploring it. You are already a good educator. We will strive to produce better additive manufacturing designs.
    Thank you~

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