Snowman Light - with LED tea light

$ 3.99

Designer

GOODesign

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.

※ Please, check the slice settings under the description. This design cannot be printed unless you follow the suggested slice settings. ※
※ LED tea light pedestal and snowman must be printed separately. The settings of these two parts are completely different. ※

During the Christmas season, you need a lot of small, varied lights. Because a lot of small lights create a better atmosphere than big ones. So, I've already made some Christmas lights, but I thought it wasn't enough, so I made a snowman light this time.
One of the printing methods unique to FDM 3D printers is the Vase mode. As the thinnest prints of any size, this print method is the best way to print lights. However, it is not easy to design because there are restrictions on the shape, but this time I tried again.
I said Vase mode, but simply setting it to Vase mode won't print.
In order to print this snowman light, you must adhere to the settings I recommend faithfully. Otherwise, the print quality may deteriorate. Be sure to check the slice settings carefully.

※ When using Prusa slicer, be sure to uncheck Vase mode! ※

Printing on Prusa 3D printers and how to use video
Printing on Ender 3 3D printers and assembling video

Just place a tea light LED candle on the light pedestal and place it on the bottom of the snowman.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas with these lights!
Merry Christmas!

Largest part in printing, size = X 56mm, Y 53mm, Z 128mm

Snowman Light Vase Mode Settings
Ender3 Pro / CR-10S Pro Slicing Settings Cura
Quality Layer Height : 0.12mm / Line Width : 0.6mm
Top/Bottom Bottom Layers : 0
Material Flow : 120%
Speed Print Speed : 30.0mm/s
Retraction : Uncheck
Special Modes Spiralize Outer Contour / Smooth Spiralized Contours : Check
Ender3 Pro / CR-10S Pro Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extruder Extrusion Multiplier : 1.2mm / Extrusion width : Auto or Manual 0.48mm
Retraction : Uncheck
Layer Layer Height : 0.1mm / Top Solid : 1 / Bottom Solid : 0 / Outline : 1
Single outline corkscrew printing mode(vase mode) : Check
Speeds Default Printing Speed : 2400mm/min
Adjust printing speed for layers below 15.0 sec
Allow speed reductions down to 20%
Outline Underspeed : 40%
PRUSA Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extruder Extrusion Multiplier : 1.2mm / Extrusion width : Auto or Manual 0.48mm
Retraction : Uncheck
Layer Layer Height : 0.1mm / Top Solid : 1 / Bottom Solid : 0 / Outline : 1
Single outline corkscrew printing mode(vase mode) : Check
Speeds Default Printing Speed : 2400mm/min
Adjust printing speed for layers below 15.0 sec
Allow speed reductions down to 20%
Outline Underspeed : 40%
PRUSA Slicing Settings PrusaSlicer
Print Settings Expert : Check
Layers and perimeters Vertical shells Perimeters : 1
Layer height : 0.1mm
Spiral vase : Uncheck
Solid layers : Top : 0, Bottom : 0
Infill Infill : 0%
Speed Perimeters : 30
Advanced Default extrusion width : 0.48mm
First layer : 0.48mm
Perimeters : 0.48mm
External perimeters : 0.48
Infill/perimeters overlap : 35%
Filament Settings Expert : Check
Filament Extrusion multiplier : 1.2
File
File 3.1 MB
Average Time
[0.1mm] Base : 1h 10m
[0.1mm] Snowman : 5h 15m
  • brad4him4618
    2022-11-28 09:27:16

    HI,
    The snowman looks really great. However still having issues above left mitten and top left of his top hat. I have followed the instructions to the letter and still the same results. I did incrementally increase the flow rate now up to 126 still same result. Using latest Cura version printing on a Kobra Max with 0.6 nozzle. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

  • hammondanthony4251
    2022-11-26 01:11:40

    Yep, same here, just printed this on an ender 3 direct drive come off ok but with holes on left hand cuff, top of nose and lots of holes beneath holly on hat around the rim. Checked Cura 5 it says its ok but when you check 'preview' those holes are exactly in those places. all settings double checked and exactly your advised settings. So is it a case of slowing down or up the flow?
    Just turned 90 degrees in the hope it might print differently and no there's still holes in the same 3 places so looking forward to any advice because I shouldn't really need to use plastic putty to fill.

  • 3D_tester_amateur
    2022-11-24 06:23:04

    Unfortunatelly with errors in Cura! Nice model, really like it, but the outline is not closed. Slicer (Cura) per description, also tried to tune but no luck... Left hand where the gloves start and hat where the ornament is, has nasty openings. Can already be seen in the slicer and unfortuantelly is also printed like that.
    Should be mentioned in the description that the outline is not closed - cannot use outdoors with those openings... :-(

    fab365
    2022-11-24 18:07:19

    It looks like that in the preview of the slicer, but if you print it with the slicing settings we told you, those parts won't be pierced. The preview only shows the path the nozzle will take, nothing more. As I told you in the settings, if you increase the material flow to 120%, a lot of material flows out and blocks this part. Don't forget to slow down the print speed enough!
    If you print with the settings we've given you, you'll be just as successful as other users have been.

    3D_tester_amateur
    2022-11-24 21:56:49

    I use exactly the Cura settings you described and the result comes out pretty much exactly like the slicer shows it. At exact those positions the model stays open…
    Tried to further increase the flow up to 150% which did decrease the print quality but it still is open. Tried to decrease further the layer height and also the speed… still the same.
    It is a nice model - but at those two locations the issue is with the model, not with the printer setup.
    I doubt that my machine is worse adjusted or performing than the majority of machines is… typically it runs pretty smooth but with this model the results are a bit disappointing.
    Please look again into the model if you can improve the design in those locations.

    NordicRavn
    2022-11-25 08:24:04

    You are rite..I tried with cura and superslicer and both spots are open. Its bad designed.

  • Ulven7892
    2022-11-19 19:04:42

    Thanks, but i'm having trouble with the top of the hat

    prusaslicer, spiral vase mode, mk3s+
    Satin white PLA

    martas
    2022-11-20 07:42:14

    In informations is "※ When using Prusa slicer, be sure to uncheck Vase mode! ※"

  • martas
    2022-11-18 23:48:36

    Prusa i3 MK3S+

    Perfect instructions. Very clean print :)

    fab365
    2022-11-24 18:08:25

    We are happy that you succeeded printing!
    Merry Christmas!

  • Ulven7892
    2022-11-18 07:47:57

    Thank you, it's printing right now ;)

    But can you make one for MMU2s unit with red scarf and black eyes and green buttons in front? :-)

    fab365
    2022-11-24 18:10:07

    I understand that MMU cannot be used in Vase mode.
    Thank you~

  • rumble6982276
    2022-11-15 06:46:07

    Printed perfect from instructions om my Ender3 S1 Pro with Sonic Pad.

    fab365
    2022-11-24 18:08:41

    We are happy that you succeeded printing!
    Merry Christmas!

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