SLA 3D Printed Aquarium Decoration White Resin Castle

SLA 3D Printed Aquarium Decoration White Resin Castle

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Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing, Polish
Material Resin
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $100-1,000
Lead Time 3 workdays

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About Project

This 3D-printed castle turned the aquarium into an underwater palace. The designer 余一二 @yuyier got the inspiration from the game Monument Valley. The model was hollowed to save material and filled with sand as the counterweight. As for lighting, the designer tactfully created a groove to place the remote control bulb, and then made a cap with a wavy texture to conceal it.

Solution

  • Step 1: The 25*21*30cm castle model was turned into 3D model from the 2D drawings via software Cinema 4D. So did the Monument Valley Ida.
  • Step 2: The models were then added with supporting structures and their positioning was arranged in the slicing software.
  • Step 3: SLA Generic Resin is the most recommendable material for this application. The layer thickness was set as 0.1mm.
  • Step 4: The prints were rinsed in IPA and post-cured with UV when printing finished. Pliers, scissors and sandpaper were applied to remove the supports and remaining marks.
  • Step 5: Dimensional accuracy and surface finishing were inspected and pictured before shipment. Assembly test was also necessary for this application.