Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The 3D tree grate has arrived

The tree grate has arrived from the 3D printing service (see this post). The print looks like this.

The grate is printed in a plastic material called Frosted Extreme Detail (FXD). I really do not need the fine detailing possible with that material. I could have used the Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD) instead, but the FXD also gives a smoother surface which I wanted.

As you can see my printing includes the concrete parts of the grate only. To make the 3D model simpler I decided to not include the metal framing but to add that later using styrene dimensional strips. The next photo shows just that.

And the completed assembly painted with a grey spay primer.

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