The Marble Challenge

By on November 7th, 2010 in Design, Ideas


Talk about difficult things to print: Scott Elliot of My SD300 3D Printer has been working on designs for marbles. Sure, one could easily print a sphere and call it a marble, but that’s just too easy. Scott is designing a two-piece snap-together model with embedded colors and a twisty design. 
As you might imagine, his approach is not really feasible on non-sheet-fed 3D printers. He simply inserts colored sheets into the feed hopper at the appropriate position to get the colors to look like a marble. However, we’re wondering if colored marble designs are feasible with alternative techniques for other types of 3D printers? 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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