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3D Printing The Precariat - PiratesWithoutBorders Ship


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Postby cameron » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:23 am

I know people have asked for STL files for their 3D printers. I tried creating an all-in-one manifold mesh that could be printed as one part, but it's way too difficult (I'd end up redrawing the entire ship again). I figured I should wait until the final design is nailed down (detachable cargo, etc.).

But I can post what I have to give you something to play with. There are 3 STL files posted here. One with the main body with all it's components. Another with the solar panels expanded. And a 3rd of the solar panels collapsed.

The files aren't perfect, but you can try using your 3D printing tools to separate and close the meshes. Please post your progress (with pictures!). Good luck.


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Postby cameron » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:17 pm

Have been trying to manipulate the Precariat model for 3D printing (even though I don't own or have access to a 3D printer). Hoping people can test printing these files on their hardware and post photos.

Used Meshlab ( to "clean up" the model and reduce complexity to something more friendly to 3D printing. Then used Slicer ( to simulate setting up for 3D printing.

Since the model is irregularly shaped with no flat surfaces, I cut it into 3 pieces so it can be printed with minimal support material and be assembled after printing.

All the OBJ files are here

The lower section is here. It is printed upside down, so there is maximum material on the print bed. Some support material (shown in green) is required to support the main fans. If you rotate 45 degrees, you can get the most space from your print bed