Endless Folding (Christmas ornament)

An abstract Christmas tree based on a fractal curve.

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For the discerning decorator aspiring to perfect the spiral aesthetic this Christmas, an ornament consisting of a helical extrusion of the second iteration of the Koch anti-snowflake. The curve corners have been beveled for printability. The curve shape gives rise to rich and deep folds, resulting in a form which is aesthetically pleasing and easy to print.

Materials and methods


Prints in vase mode at 0.15 mm layer height. Bottom layers can be zero, in which case a brim is required. Make sure to check your gcode preview when resizing the model to ensure there are no gaps.



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