emmett's amazing Knotted Orbit print

By mhackney Saturday, April 15, 2017
A member of the UltiBots delta printer Facebook group posted a challenge two days ago to see if anyone could print emmett's Knotted Orbit. I decided to take the challenge "just because". This particular model was not designed to be printed on an FDM 3D printer but with an understanding of how to configure a slicer to deal with the many curves of small radiuses and lots of supporting structure, it can (almost) be done. I say "almost" because this print really is an exercise in support, support removal and cleaning up the print.

I chose Atomic Aqua Gemstone PLA filament as I love its color and translucency. I sliced the model for .1mm layers, 3 perimeters, 3 shells, and 20% grid infill using Slic3r Prusa Edition and its new improved supports. Here are some mid-print photos.


I used every post processing trick I know including my secret weapon, Otter Butter (a product I manufacture for fly fishing but use for all sorts of things). Here are the results along with a tray full of broken off support.

Printed on an UltBot D300VS delta printer. 22hrs 59min 14 sec

2 comments to ''emmett's amazing Knotted Orbit print"

  1. That is an amazing print. I like the look of that filament, I have heard nothing but good things about atomic filament.

  2. Thanks. Yes the print turned out fantastic. I used my Otter Butter product to polish it after the post processing to remove the support. Atomic has my thumbs up for quality and some of the colors are really nice.