Design of the Week: Helix Wireframe

By on May 27th, 2013 in Design


This week’s selection is the Helix Wireframe with ball by Shapeways creator Wainstain.
The design is precisely what it is named: a twirly helix with a ball inside. Here’s the trick: 
This is a four sided helix with a wireframe ball inside that can move freely in any direction you choose.
Like all Shapeways items, the Helix Wireframe is for sale. You can purchase your own copy for as little as USD$23.49, but we’d prefer the stainless steel version for USD$131.66 because the ball will roll more easily.  
We like stuff that moves, don’t you?

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!