A new Prime Number has been found using the mega-computing array at the New Forest Observatory. The new number is: 4324748322195*2^1290000-1
110 hours and 38 minutes later out came a Sierpinski pyramid in Rigid.Ink black PLA, 162mm along a base edge and 0.2mm resolution.
Rigid.Ink will be taking a number of my 3D prints to a Birmingham exhibition later this year. As I didn’t want to send them my original Mandelbulb they kindly gave me a spool of Gold/Bronze PLA to print out a backup.
I have removed most of the support material from the Mandelbulb, but now have several thousand fine hairs to trim off – but these images give you the basic idea.
Hot off the Anet A6 3D printer. A Mandelbulb emerges from the Matrix. This is a 165mm diameter Mandelbulb in Rigid.Ink Gold/Bronze PLA at 0.2mm resolution and 30% infill. 91-hours and 19-minutes to print. Probably another 100-hours to remove all the supports. Approximate weight 800 gram.
I had a little break from the 3D printing over the Christmas period, but bought 3 reels of Rigid.Ink PLA a couple of days back to get some more work done.
First off the printer was a “Cusp Catastrophe” in Rigid.Ink Gold/Bronze PLA. This mathematical object has been printed out for an American Mathematics Lecturer friend of mine to use in his teaching.
Other images show Moai in Natural, Gold/Bronze. White, Trans Blue and Black PLA.
Finally, as I had the camera out, there is a pic of all my prints up to date (except for Alexa top left and the Egyptian Cat Bookend top right).
Just completed a 5th order Menger Sponge, 180mm on a side, using the Anet A6 printer. 346 hours of printing and 1.5kg of Rigid.Ink white PLA filament.
Here are a 1st order, 2nd order, 3rd order and 4th order Menger Sponge in Rigid.Ink Bronze/Gold PLA filament.
50mm along an edge, they need a little clean up to remove the strings.
Got to remove all the fine hairs from the 3D Mandelbulb – but this is a 100mm diameter Mandelbulb printed using Rigid.Ink Gold/Bronze PLA filament. Resolution 0.2mm.
Second image shows the 3D printed collection so far – all in Rigid.Ink PLA.
Here are 3 Moai and 3 Spiral Cubes printed using Black, White, Trans-Blue and Gold/Bronze Rigid.Ink PLA