3D printed hand bell

Side view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Side view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Side view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Top view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Underside view of a bell showing the moving clapper.
Side view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Side view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Side view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Top view of a bell showing the printed layers and unfinished surface. Underside view of a bell showing the moving clapper.

Description

A small hand bell produced using the FDM (fused deposition modelling) process. FDM is an additive manufacturing process in which an object is created directly from a CAD (computer aided design) model, using layer-by-layer deposition of a feedstock filament, in this case PLA (polylactic acid), extruded through a nozzle. Although an accurate re-creation of a bell, the material from which it is made means that it does not resonate when rung. This example was produced for MoDiP by the Modelmaking department at Arts University Bournemouth in 2018, and took approximately 2-3 hours to print on an Ultimaker 3 printer. It is an unfinished example and the layers of printed material are clearly visible.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)

Object number

AIBDC : 008384

Date

2018 (circa)

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Method

Dimensions
Height
70mm
Diameter
47mm

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