Structure Dice

I’ve developed these tabletop dice as part of my exploration on the language of 3D printing. I started with the same polyhedral shapes used on dice all over the world and looking into optimizing them for 3D printing took me into developing the use of a lineal structure. This shape helps by reducing material use and print time.

The dice are compact enough to be comfortable in the hand despite being a bit larger than most dice. The number placing took advantage of the reduced space while retaining a good visibility.

This design can be used to take advantage of different 3D printing technologies like FDM, SLA and SLS having been optimized for all of these processes by greatly reducing or outright removing the need for support material and machine wear. The pictures accompanying this entry consist of dice printed on a SLA machine.

 

3D printed dice lines

 

3D printed dice with hand

 

 

SLA printing