Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printed Snowflakes

2019-12-27

Tessa Blokland  

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As you might know, the Netherlands is close to the sea, meaning that it never snows around Christmas time (only in February, when I am so tired of the cold and dark weather, it snows for a week so that the longing for some warmth and spring becomes even stronger). But despite the rain (as the alternative to snow in the Netherlands), I have found some really nice 3D printed snowflakes to get in a snowy white Christmas mood. Here they are:

The top image is a set of 6 3D printed geometric snowflakes by Fractal-Design-Create.

The 3D printed Snowflake is designed by Akronovation and can be purchased on Pinshape.

A bit more complex is the 3D snowflake, designed by Jessica Hunnicutt. What I like about this snowflake is the pillow-like shaping of the structure.

The 3D printed snowflakes in this image are the result of a snowflake challenge at Dialog Design in Calgary, Alberta: create unique custom designed snowflakes for the company tree decorating ceremony. As you can see, the variations are endless!

Another example of endless variations of 3D printed snowflakes is from Dr. Laura Taalman. She has designed an algorithm and interface (the Snowflake Machine) that allows users to easily generate 3D snowflake designs. No two 3D printed snowflakes should be alike!

The last 3D printed snowflake is from Ian McKinnell and Canadian photographer Don Komarechka. Komarechka is a huge admirer of nature and having photographed snowflakes for nearly a decade, he wanted to create something beyond the hundreds of images he made of snowflakes. Here is the result: an extremely detailed and enlarged snowflake!

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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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