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Gearsbot

$ 2.49

Designer

Tariq Ali

I am a 3D designer/Editor/Animator based in the beautiful city of Dubai in Middle East. i belong to the 3D design & Sculpting background from the past 10 years. Very much passionate about what i do, so i enjoy doing it & make time for unique projects. Helps me to challenge myself & grow as a professional, & get to know some awesome people. I had worked on a number of 3D projects during my career for brands like Huawei, Head & Shoulders , The Dubai Mall commercials, Footway Shoe-wear. From designing & 3D printing missing bones of skeletons kept in museum to Sculpting a human bust, i was fortunate enough to work on a variety of design projects. Being an artist, I look for inspiration around me everywhere in my everyday life & i try to express emotions through it. 3DPrintingGeek is born out of a combination of my 3d design background & my love for this amazing technology of 3D Printing, which allows me to bring my digital 3d designs into the real world, in my own hands in reality.I try not to follow a specific trend & design almost anything that i find interesting & which i feel challenges my skills & help me to learn new techniques along the way. Regards, Tariq Ali

This is a 4D printing ready model called "Gearsbot", inspired by a robot called "Bender" that was a part of the animation series "Futurama" in the year 1999-2013.After i saw the first model designed by Fab365 ,which prints with zero supports & folds into its standing pose, i was literally blown away. As a designer , i wanted to challenge myself to try to recreate the same magic of Fab365 , which allows you to print the model in one piece , plus it prints in place & most importantly, prints without supports. So i designed Gearsbot to take that trend forward with him.

The design is inspired, but it is not related to Bender in any way, other then the similarities of the door at the front of the model which opens & closes. i tried my best to give it a unique look & make sure it prints without supports.

Even though the model prints as one piece, the head , the door & the arms are actually separate set of geometry from the main body of the robot & can be taken advantage of to print in multi-color if desired. Their is no assembly required either & everything prints in place with enough tolerance between them to make sure the model does not break while folding it into its final standing pose, while keeping the arms , the head & the door movable.The design uses live in hinges for the arms with gears like design to give it a steampunk kinda feel, along with some nice patterns & details on the body.

** Why does it have to be folded?

- This is a very complex design to 3D print & is impossible to print without supports had it not been a foldable design, which would mean low print quality & much more longer print time due to supports.

- The print quality is much higher as the model is at a very low height & closer to the print bed, which avoids causing any artifacts which is usually caused due to the bed movement during a print called "Z banding".

- It allows you to just fold the model into its final pose with zero assembly or use of superglue. It is like a ready toy for your kid, directly out of the print bed.

Size of the model(XYZ)mm: 146 x 124 x 73
Average print time required : 3 hours 54 min
Filament length : 1738 mm
Filament weight : 52g (0.12 lb)

Tevo Tornado Slicing Settings Cura
Extuder Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm / Retraction Distance : 6.9mm
Layer Settings Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 3 / Outline : 3
Infill Interlor Fill Percentage : 20%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
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 : 100~150% / 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 : 4~4.2mm
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
File 3.4 MB
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Average Time
3 hours 54 min

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