Foldable Star ship Enterprise


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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.

This design was created in commemoration of exceeding 10,000 registered users. That's the Enterprise, the spaceship featured in the movie Star Trek. The Enterprise has several designs, but this time it was the first one in the series.

The shape of this spaceship is very simple, but its structure is difficult to reproduce with 3D printing. Despite the use of two slide structures, I had no choice but to use the support structure.

The folding order is as follows:

1. Remove the support of the propulsion unit.
2. Rotate the disc shaped primary hull and fit it on the protrusion of the vertical connection part.
3. The secondary hull of the middle cylindrical shape slides into place.
4. Fold and insert the front part of the secondary hull to fix it.
5. The propulsion unit slides backwards to remove the protruding support and folds the front part.
6. Print the stand without support and insert it into the hole in the bottom center of the Enterprise.

We've created a support that can be easily removed, so there's no need to set up support.
The disc-shaped primary hull may fall during printing, so please be careful with the build bed / plate adhesion. You can also use Raft.

Please refer to the following video for the folding process.

Folding process with Prusa
Folding process with Ender3 Pro on Whembam system bed
Folding process with CR10s Pro
Review from Shahan Subzwari
Review from WildRoseBuilds 02:45~ 03:35
Printing with Prusa Mini from J P
Printing review from Josep Prusa's Weekly 3D Prints 43

We would like to thank 10,000 registered users and all the people who have helped us so far and share this design with 3D printing users who are trying to create a new 3D printing culture.

When expanded, size = X 89mm, Y 73mm, Z 77mm After folding X 76mm, Y 168mm, Z 41mm / Pedestal = X 90mm, Y 122mm, Z 36mm

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 : 40%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
CR-10S Slicing Settings Cura
Quality Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Line Width : 0.4mm
Shell Wall Line Count : 2 / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6
Infill Infill Density : 20% / Patten : Grid
Material Flow : 100% / Retraction Distance : 5.2mm
Build Plate Adhesion Raft / Raft Extra Margin : 3mm / Raft Air Gap : 0.2~0.24mm
File 10.4 MB
Release Date
Average Time
[0.1mm] Enterprise : 11h
[0.1mm] Pedestal : 4h
  • Sccuby
    2021-03-19 20:58:02

    Nice model 😀

    2021-03-22 17:06:41

    What an extraordinary Star ship Enterprise you have got!😍 It's amazing . Congratulations on your stunning result with various of filaments! We are so grateful for your kind words and taking the time to leave us this amazing photos.

  • Ersin Girgin
    2021-01-25 20:25:49

    It was hard to slide rear engine(?) parts but with a little bit force and some glue it turns out great.

  • Marco999
    2021-01-17 09:04:32

    Thank you for sharing. Printed on Prusa Mini+
    A few stringing problems rectified by some boldly going with pointy things.

    2023-10-10 00:34:33

    What setting did you use for your slicer. Did you use prusa slicer. Im having small problems printing with the mini+ using prusa slicer 2.6.1.


  • rprussell2004
    2020-11-23 12:34:10

    Ender 5 with Solutech silver PLA - the associated profile resulted in a fused EVERYTHING...

    Nothing that was supposed to slide or bend did so, and the saucer literally cracked in half (okay not LITERALLY half, but LITERALLY cracked) rather than let go the hinge holding it to the neck.

    Similarly, the nacelle support cores wouldn't slide.


  • charso
    2020-10-06 23:02:39

    I am really impressed with such an ingenious design (foldable) idea and thank you. However, my first print was not quite perfect, mostly rough finish that I hope it can be adjusted in the printing. The biggest issue I have is the saucer part came out in the oblong shape instead of the round like the original, not quite sure how to fix it. Can you please advise?

    *I used Ender3 Pro but with Frusa Slicer

    2020-11-24 12:01:45

    I'm guessing from the photos you shared, but I guess it's two problems.
    1. The belt is loose or the wheels are not tightened, so it seems to shake during printing. If these parts are loose and shaken, the nozzle will shake and the print will not be smooth.
    2. It seems that the amount of filament discharged is not constant because there is a lot of foreign matter inside the extruder. It is recommended to disassemble and clean the extruder or replace the nozzle.
    After checking these two things, it's best to print something like an XYZ cube to make sure it's of good quality and try again.

  • longy1012
    2020-09-23 02:03:54

    Hello. I used your Cura profile, but I'm having trouble unlinking Raft. I changed the settings for the air gap but it has no effect. Where am I wrong. Thank you. Greetings Plamen Angelov

    2020-09-24 21:35:12

    I printed it out, but I used Brim. The question remains where do I go wrong with Raft.

    2020-11-24 11:50:14

    Awesome print!!!
    I guess you used small air gap for raft.
    Bigger air gap for raft, easier remove raft.

  • Matata
    2020-08-18 21:27:51

    i have tried changing retraction settings but the engines are still stuck and cannot get them to move could you tell me what the best slicer settings for this model is.

    2020-08-19 19:59:56

    If surface is rough, engines will stick.
    Please check my print-tips.

  • nitrothec1own
    2020-07-27 01:57:04

    It may not be a perfect print but I love it.

    2020-07-28 12:29:17

    Thank you very much~
    I hope you enjoy a lot~

  • jotagera
    2020-03-09 00:03:59

    This model are astonish. I have a cheapper printer but i still made a nice piece.
    I used prusa slicer and printed in PLA with 0.2mm

    2020-03-09 11:46:03

    Your print looks very good~
    Thank you for your print and sharing your printing experiences.
    Happy 3D printing~

  • santanig5
    2020-01-12 23:11:27

    Nice model, but having trouble printing on CR-10S Pro sliced with S3D, can you share the settings for this combination?

    2020-03-09 11:48:53

    Thank you.
    It would be easy for me to help you if you showed me the pictures.

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