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Love heart jewelry: 3D printing of parametric region

Posted 10 months ago
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Posted 9 months ago

Hi Frederick,

Very nice post! I have a couple of questions:

1) How did you create the loop for the chain and attach it to the heart structure?

2) Which 3D printing service did you use for your design?

Posted 9 months ago

Hi Jonathan,

Thank you for interesting my post. You can create a chain-ring with below steps.

  1. create an annulus in 3D as a chain-ring

         ring = With[{r1 = 0.4, r2 = 2},
              ParametricPlot3D[{(r2 + Cos[v]) r1 Sin[u], (r2 + Cos[v]) r1  Cos[u],
                 r1 Sin[v]},
               {u, 0, 2 Pi}, {v, 0, 2 Pi},
               MaxRecursion -> 3, PlotPoints -> 50]];
  2. Rotate, translate and scaling transform, if necessary.

    ringRotate = TransformedRegion[TransformedRegion[ring,
        RotationTransform[Pi/2, {1, 0, 0}]], 
       TranslationTransform[{0, 0, 0.5}]];
  3. Then Boolean union on your target region.

    union = RegionUnion[targetRegion, ringRotate]

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I work with a 3D printing supplier in China, I am afraid, they will be no sourcing advantage for your prototype with considerable shipping cost and customs tax. However, I found a few printing services in U.S. for you to pick.

That's very helpful Frederick.

Thanks for a great presentation!

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Posted 4 months ago

Hi Jonathan,

Thank you for your interesting for my heart design. In the case, Wolfram Mathematica doesn't work with RegionUnion, You can use Materielise Magics or other software to do region Boolean calculation.

I attached the heart with a ring in STL file format ( at top ) for your reference.

Thanks once again Frederick!

Hope to see more posts from you in future...


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