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This is a collapsing sword designed to be printed as one part. Its only 140mm high when printed but expands to over 860mm in total length!

Check out the Background video on youtube!!!

The sword is designed to be printed with a ,4mm nozzle, so the blade will be two shells thick. I had weird issues with blobs and zits at retraction which I normally don't have until I turned on "wipe" and "coast", I'm still using S3D.

I think this is a result of the thin walls with a narrow amount of clearance between the blade segments. I had good luck with .15mm coast and 3mm wipe, on my MK3.

Included is a test print file. Use this to confirm that your segments don't stick together and that you have a thickness .85mm.

Check out my prints for other versions of these collapsing swords and lightsabers.


Here's a link to the silver and pink filament I used to make the sword.

If you want to throw a little support my way consider using my amazon affiliate link.

Sours: https://www.prusaprinters.org

Here is a selection of the best swords 3D models to make with a 3D printer

Here is our selection of the best files for 3D printers of sword, all these creations are from Cults, the STL file library and are perfectly printable in 3D.

This collection includes free 3D files of superb swords created by the designers of our community. 3D printing makes it possible to produce models of extreme precision and which are exact reproductions of original swords. There are obviously ancient swords, knights' swords, rebirth foils, samurai sabers or Viking swords, the historical aspect inspired the 3D creators. But what inspires them even more are the imaginary worlds such as movies, video games, anime, TV series or manga.

In the imaginary category and mythical swords, everything goes there, you can for example 3D print the master sword of Zelda, the weapons of Halo, the swords of the knights of the zodiac, the weapon of Alita Damascus and of course the famous lightsaber of Star Wars.

The 3D designers who propose their creations on the 3D file download platform Cults have really competed in ingenuity to make all these swords, if you download them, don't forget to post pictures of the result, especially if they are 3D prints in life size, we are looking forward to seeing it!

Sours: https://cults3d.com/en/collections/best-stl-files-swords
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    These 12 Best 3D printed swords from some of popular Anime Video Games.

    This 12 3D printed anime video game sword roundup will give a little push into getting your hands on the 3D printable files, heat up your 3D printer, and print one of the coolest video game swords. Best 3D Printed Swords From Anime Video Games

    3D Printed Swords – Beidou Sword From Genshin Impact

    Download : cults3d

    Cost: Free

    Designer: OXO3D

    Beidou Sword From Genshin Impact

    It is Blackcliff Slasher sword for Beidou from video game Genshin Impact, An extremely sturdy greatsword from the Blackcliff Forge. It has a dark crimson color from the blade to the pommel.

    Beidou Sword has been test print in 11cm , Designer also provided Beidou character model.

    3D Printed Swords – Rosaria Spear From Genshin Impact

    Download: Cults3d

    Cost: Free

    Designer : OXO3D

    Rosaria Spear From Genshin Impact

    Rosaria Spear has been test print in 16cm , Designer also provided Rosaria character model.

    Relate: Rosaria From Genshin Impact 3D Print STL File

    3D Printed Swords – Camilla Axe From Fire Emblem

    Download: Cults3d

    Cost: Free

    Designer : OXO3D

     Camilla Axe From Fire Emblem

    Camilla’s Axe is a special weapon of the Axe variety. It is the namesake weapon of the older princess of the Nohrian royal family Camilla.

    Camilla Axe has been test print in 10cm , Designer also provided Camilla figure From Fire Emblem.

    Relate: Camilla From Fire Emblem 3D Print STL File

    3D Printed Swords – Kirito Sword Set From Sword Art Online

    Download: Cults3d

    Cost: $2.4

    Designer : HoodieMcFly

    Kirito Sword Set From Sword Art Online

    This sword includes Dark Repulser and Elucidator. Dark Repulser is a slender and maneuverable sword used by Kirito. Elucidator is a single-handed powerful sword that serves as Kirito’s primary weapon in Sword Art Online.

    3D Printed Swords – XenoBlade Chronicles 2 Swords

    Download: Cults3d

    Cost: Free

    Designer : mrhers2

    XenoBlade Chronicles 2 Swords

    The Red Aegis and Mythra Aegis from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. They’re scaled at about 5.5 inches long. I’ve also included the split versions of each sword so that you can print everything without supports.

    Relate: The Cost Of 3D Print Anime Figures (2021 Update)

    3D Printed Swords – Zelda Master Sword From The Legend of Zelda

    Download : Thingiverse

    Cost : Free

    Designer: esseff3d

    Zelda Master Sword From The Legend of Zelda

    The files for the sword have been taken from 2 different swords available at Thingiverse.

    However, the hilt was too large to print it entirely on his 3D printer’s heat bed. That’s why the Zelda fan broke it down into several separate parts that have been glued together, after printing. He, then, spray painted the sword and gave it a glossy upper coat.

    3D Printed Swords – Ultrahard Steel From Attack on Titan

    Download : cults3d

    Cost : $11.75

    Designer : RedMutant

    Ultrahard Steel From Attack on Titan

    Model of a sword from the anime “Attack on Titan“. This is a functional sword. All buttons and lever are pressed. The blade is fixed inside and pulled out with the trigger. The demo clip briefly shows the assembly process.

    3D Printed Swords – Squall Leonhart’s Gunblade From Final Fantasy VIII

    Download : Thingiverse

    Cost: Free

    Designer: adafruit

    Squall Leonhart’s Gunblade From Final Fantasy VIII

    Adafruit can always be counted on to share some of the best 3D printing projects around, and their tutorial for 3D printing the GunBlade from the classic Square RPG Final Fantasy VIII is no exception. Even better, this is a project that was created to produce a great cosplay prop that is accessible to virtually anyone.

    Adafruit has a great online tutorial that you can find here. And check out the full tutorial video that walks you through each of the projects steps:

    Relate: Can 3D Printer Print An Anime Figure?

    3D Printed Swords – Full Size Keyblade From Kingdom Hearts

    Download : Thingiverse

    Cost : Free

    Designer : richards

    Full Size Keyblade From Kingdom Hearts

    Without a doubt, one of the most iconic weapons from a video game has got to be the Keyblade from the Kingdom Hearts series of video games wielded by the game’s main character Sora. The Keyblade allows Sora to defeat the villains of the game, alongside of Disney characters like Donald Duck and Goofy, and to find his friends.

    This 3D printable version of the Keyblade is extremely detailed and full sized, but it sounds like a bit of a tricky project. This probably isn’t for beginners, however the comments include tons of tips and tricks to get it right.

    Check out this cute short video of the Keyblade in action:

    3D Printed Swords – Buster Sword From Final Fantasy VII

    Download: myminifactory

    Cost: Free

    Designer : Luka Verigikj

    Buster Sword From Final Fantasy VII

    The Buster Sword is a weapon that first appeared in Final Fantasy VII and has since appeared in several other games in the series. The Buster Sword serves as an iconic image for Cloud and Final Fantasy VII due to its massive size and is wielded by Cloud in most of his appearances.

    3D Printed Swords – Scissor Blade Form Kill La Kill

    Download: myminifactory

    Cost: Free

    Designer : Josiah Allen-Litchmore

    Scissor Blade Form Kill La Kill

    The Scissor Blades, also known as the Rending Scissors when combined, are a giant pair of scissors developed by Isshin Matoi specifically for severing Life Fibers.

    This sword is actually a half of a pair of gigantic scissors. There are two different sizes, depending on your 3D printer’s heat bed.

    3D Printed Swords – Fiora Sword From The League of Legends

    Download : myminifactory

    Cost : Free

    Designer : Simone Fontana

    Fiora Sword From The League of Legends

    Our roundup could not have been complete if we missed this incredible replica of Fiora Sword from the League of Legends video game. The 3D printed project is 1.3m tall and has an incorporated led that lights the sword’s blade.

    The 3D printed sword comes in several separate parts which must be glued together, to reinforce the design and make it strong enough.


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    Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Coolest 3D Printed Swords

    Having fallen down what I call the “Halo Hole” thanks to recently acquiring the Master Chief collection that was included with my recent acquisition of an Xbox One, I was wondering what sort of options were available for 3D printed Halo weapons. After stumbling onto the great Halo energy sword (that I included on my list of course) I had my theme for this week’s round up, 3D printable sword props!

    Make sure that you click on the profiles of the designers that I included in this list, because most of them have amazing collections of prop weapons and prop swords and they are all worth an extra look. Sometimes I really have to work to get ten great models that fit my theme of the week, which can be a challenge. But this week I had the opposite problem, there are just too many fantastic 3D printable swords online and it was really hard to pare the list down to just ten.

    After far too much waffling and going back and forth I finally put together my list of Ten 3D printable Things – The Coolest 3D printed Swords!


    LIGHT UP LEAGUE OF LEGENDS FIORA SWORD

    3dp_ten3dpthings_fiora_swordFiora Project Sword by Simone Fontana

    Found on: MyMiniFactory
    Cost: Free

    The only thing better than a replica of your favorite video game sword is a version of your favorite video game sword that lights up! MyMiniFactory designer Simone Fontana has tons of great 3D printed models and prop weapons under his belt, but this great project is easily one of his best.

    Simone used some steel rods to reinforce the massive blade so it wasn’t wobbly or fragile. He printed the glowing part of the sword in a transparent material and installed a simple strip of LED lights and hid the battery pack in the hilt. You can see some video of Simone assembly and painting the sword here:


    HALO PLASMA SWORD

    3dp_ten3dpthings_halo_sword_1Halo Energy Sword by Daniel Schunemann

    Found on: MyMiniFactory
    Cost: Free

    If you’ve ever played Halo, then chances are that the moment that you find an energy sword used by the Sangheili is probably the high point of the game. It is easily one of the most powerful close-range weapons in the game, although personally I think the shotgun is a little better, and it just looks incredibly cool when Master Chief uses it.

    3dp_ten3dpthings_halo_sword_2This fantastic 3D printed replica looks great and is incredibly accurate, even down to the Forerunner carvings on the handle. Just based on these pictures though it should go without saying that this is a highly advanced project not for beginners.


    SQUALL LEONHART’S GUNBLADE

    3dp_ten3dpthings_gunblade_closeGunBlade by adafruit

    Found on: Thingiverse
    Cost: Free

    Adafruit can always be counted on to share some of the best 3D printing projects around, and their tutorial for 3D printing the GunBlade from the classic Square RPG Final Fantasy VIII is no exception. Even better, this is a project that was created to produce a great cosplay prop that is accessible to virtually anyone.

    Adafruit has a great online tutorial that you can find here. And check out the full tutorial video that walks you through each of the projects steps:


    THE SWORD OF OMENS FROM THUNDERCATS

    3dp_ten3dpthings_thundercatsThundercats – Sword of Omens by Lloyd Roberts

    Found on: MyMiniFactory
    Cost: Free

    Thundercats hoooooooooooo!

    Honestly, I could fill up all of my Ten 3D Printable Things lists with designs from Lloyd, he can always be counted on to put together a great 3D printed prop, and this small-scale Sword of Omens from the classic cartoon Thundercats is an example of his great work.

    The Sword of Omens is a relatively easy project that was designed to be printed virtually support free and was cut into three individual parts to almost any sized printing bed can handle it.


    HE-MAN’S SWORD OF POWER & SHE-RA’S SWORD OF PROTECTION

    3dp_ten3dpthings_hemanSword of Power & Sword of Protection by christinachun

    Found on: Thingiverse
    Cost: Free

    I’m probably showing my age by admitting this, but I remember actually seeing the She-Ra movie in the theater when I was a kid. Like most young boys my age I was a huge He-Man fan, and when I heard there was a spin-off movie coming out I was all over it. It probably wasn’t a very good movie, but at the time I sure enjoyed it.

    These great 3D printed replicas are a massive twenty-seven inches long, although there are also smaller versions available for anyone who is looking for a sword that can be printed in a single piece. All of the parts are held together with 3D printed dowels that add stability and help reduce the gaps in the finished piece.


    RAZE-LIGHTER DESTINY EXOTIC SWORD

    3dp_ten3dpthings_raze_destiny_swordRaze-Lighter Exotic Sword from Destiny by Kirby Downey

    Found on: MyMiniFactory
    Cost: Free

    If there is anyone on this list who could conceivably be called the king of 3D printed swords it is probably Kirby Downey. He has made some incredible 3D printed props, several of them awesome swords. But I think the best of his sword design and fabrication was his huge Raze-Lighter exotic sword from the Destiny video game.

    There is a ton of great detail on the Raze-Lighter, including the glowing crystal on the hilt that I think would be cool to print in transparent filament and fill with a LED light. Downey designed the 3D model to be pretty easy to 3D print, so despite the details it is a prop that a moderately experienced 3D printer user should be able to recreate.


    SCISSOR BLADE FROM KILL LA KILL

    3dp_ten3dpthings_scissorbladeScissor Blade by Josiah Allen-Litchmore

    Found on: MyMiniFactory
    Cost: Free

    I’ll be honest, I had no idea what Kill La Kill was until I googled it, but I didn’t need to know what it was to know that this 3D printed sword is pretty awesome. Apparently a “scissor blade” isn’t just a cool sounding name, but this sword is actually half of a set of giant scissors. It’s anime, of course the main weapon in it is a pair of giant scissors, I don’t know why I expected anything else.

    The designer created two versions of the sword depending on the size of your 3D printing bed. A full-sized version for printers with a 20 x 20 printing area, and a slightly scaled down version for printers with an 18 x 18 printing area. The sword is assembled from 11 different parts and held together with pins that the designer suggests be glued into place.


    LEGEND OF ZELDA MASTER SWORD & SHEATH

    3dp_ten3dpthings_zelda_swordZelda Master Sword by Lloyd Roberts

    Found on: MyMiniFactory
    Cost: Free

    I couldn’t make a list of 3D printed swords without including the amazing four foot long Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda video game series. This is yet another amazing project from MyMiniFactory’s Lloyd Roberts and it is probably one of his best.

    3dp_ten3dpthings_zelda_sword_sheathYou can find the sword’s matching sheath here.


    DARK ONE DAGGER FROM ONCE UPON A TIME

    3dp_ten3dpthings_darkone_daggerCustomizable Dark One Dagger by stockto

    Found on: Thingiverse
    Cost: Free

    On the TV series Once Upon a Time the character Rumpelstiltskin is what is called a Dark One, a creature of great, evil power that only has one weakness. All of his power can be controlled by anyone who holds the magical dagger that bears his name. When a Dark One is created, the dagger of the Dark One will bear his/her name.

    This 3D printed replica is fully customizable, so anyone looking to cosplay as their own Dark One can have their name written on the side of the dagger. It is also just a cool collectible for fans of the series.


    FULL SIZE KEYBLADE FROM KINGDOM HEARTS

    3dp_ten3dpthings_keybladeKingdom Hearts Keyblade by richards

    Found on: Thingiverse
    Cost: Free

    Without a doubt, one of the most iconic weapons from a video game has got to be the Keyblade from the Kingdom Hearts series of video games wielded by the game’s main character Sora. The Keyblade allows Sora to defeat the villains of the game, alongside of Disney characters like Donald Duck and Goofy, and to find his friends.

    This 3D printable version of the Keyblade is extremely detailed and full sized, but it sounds like a bit of a tricky project. This probably isn’t for beginners, however the comments include tons of tips and tricks to get it right.

    Check out this cute short video of the Keyblade in action:


    And there you go,  what I think are the ten coolest 3D printable prop swords available online! As always, if you 3D print and make any of these I want to hear about it, so you can email me, or send me one of those twit dealios @SJGrunewald.

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    Father’s Sword – Conan the Barbarian

    Description

    This model is a full size replica of Father’s Sword. The sword is quite big and is meant to be post-processed.

    Conan the Barbarian is an epic tale of a child sold into slavery who grows into a man seeking revenge against the warlord who massacred his tribe. With this sword Conan’s father taught the boy everything he would need to know about handling a sword. The cross-guard represents the skull of a moose, and the pommel the joined hoofs of the animal. The blade, engraved with the original runes, is dedicated to Crom, the God of steel.

    Files contain pieces of the sword ready to be 3D printed and complete sword files that are not cut into smaller pieces.

    SCALE

    At 100% scale the swords dimensions are:

    Width approx. 230 mm

    Length approx. 1199 mm

    Blade Length approx. 923 mm

    PRINTER SETTINGS

    As the sword is quite big, it is meant to be post-processed. We recommend a layer height of 0.2 to 0.3 mm on FDM printers. All parts are aligned to the printing platform for easy manipulation. Most of the parts need minimal or no use of printing supports to save printing time and filament. For reliable printing, we also recommend setting a brim to the swords shell parts, because of their height and low thickness. It will ensure that the parts will not come off the printing platform during the printing process. Printing settings will vary greatly depending on your specific printer.

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    PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

    Don't confuse the technology with what sword parts are being cast from models printed by the technology. Once the model has been created, it then needs to be cast in metal Nobody is spitting out an entire sword by printing one. Parts are being assembled on blades.

    You can find some parts at Kult of Athena.

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    Neither of those "guns" is even as functional as the most primitive gun you could put together in your backyard out of some pipes, nails and rubber bands - the "Liberator" was sort of functional as a design, as I understand it, as opposed to that other barely gun-shaped object, but even it could not be made with any consumer grade printer currently on the market or even on the horizon, it requires industrial equipment just like conventional firearms, and the project hasn't gone anywhere in years. These are barely prototypes, if that.

    We're no closer to home made firearms than we've been at any point in the last five hundred years. It's far easier to make a simple gun at home out of spare parts with very common tools, and it will be far more functional and reliable than these things.

    PS. Note the broken trigger on that Liberator...
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    PostPosted: Tue 18 Oct, 2016 12:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

    Its inevitable that somebody will have a go at making swords by additive layer manufacture at some point since it could certainly recreate sword geometry from a CAD model but, as Mikko says, it would take industrial scale equipment which is currently very expensive (c. £0.5 - £0.75m here in the UK right now and certainly a lot more expensive than the CNC machine tools used for stock removal methods) and you'd probably still only be able to make quite small blades as the working volumes are not huge on most machines.

    There's also the issue of structural integrity of the product - I'm not sure whether a conventional heat-treating process would be sufficient for a part made this way.

    Probably not something we're going to see until the technology is a lot more mature.

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    A slight digression/rant on 3D printing:

    3D printing has been hyped to the point where it is now being suggested a method for making all sorts of improbable things which it was never suited to, nor economically viable for. It is very much slower and more expensive than nearly all mass-production techniques commonly used today (especially injection moulding), so it is unlikely to ever be used to manufacture common household appliances, and it only really comes into its own when you are trying to make very small numbers of geometrically complex objects with a reasonable degree of precision (eg. prosthetic limbs, or masters for casting hightly detailed sword fittings or sculptural works of art), that would previously have required hand-working. On top of this, home 3D printers generally use low-melting point thermoplastics - probably the worst material imaginable for trying to make something that has to contain an explosion. As already mentioned by others, there are, unfortunately, much easier ways of making ersatz firearms (these are a major problem in my country; and the criminals using them are or were neither very smart nor wealthy and certainly didn't have or need 3D printers to make them), so anyone attempting to use 3D printing is either doing an academic exercise (i.e. trying to see what is possible, though not necessarily advisable), or demonstrating a lack of practical thinking which I find disturbing in someone trying to design a firearm.

    Now, on a subject possibly more relevant to to this forum, there is a rapid-prototyping technique called selective laser sintering, where a laser beam is used to weld fine metal powder together in the shape of the object desired - it is somewhat like 3D printing in metal, but even more slow and expensive. A few years back, I spoke to an engineer from a company offering this as a service (particularly for blades for prototype fans and turbines) at a conference - he told me that the (then) newest processes could produce steel objects with less than 2% porosity (i.e. nearly perfectly solid) that could be hardened to 53 on the Rockwell C scale (i.e sword blade hardness). Of course, it can be done in other metals with lower melting point as well for the fittings. That might be a viable method of producing high-accuracy replicas of actual swords and daggers that have been 3D-scanned - though this would probably very much too expensive for the average collector, as Simon points out. However, it may be useful for a museum with deep pockets (if such a thing exists) if they want an exact replica of an antique weapon.
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    PostPosted: Tue 18 Oct, 2016 2:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

    Good rant Andrew, and quite right. Big Grin

    Laser sintering was what I was referring to, though there is also an e-beam technology available but the principle is much the same, just a different type of energy source. Your idea of making 'copies' of original pieces (for museums) is one I've toyed with as I have access to technology for accurate 3-D scanning and can create 3D CAD models from this data, though even that has its issues when applying it to valuable and fragile artefacts.

    I think it would be probably still be too expensive and limited to only special cases as most museums don't have the deepest pockets, or perhaps something that would interest private collectors, who sometimes do have very deep pockets.

    I don't think Albion will be selling their CNC machines any time soon!
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    Wow . . . Well first thanks for the awesome reply you guys. Yeah I think 3d printing seems a little 'out of touch' for the average guy such as myself but love to 'print' something sooner or later. There is a printer I came across a while ago in our local college so let's see. Great info nonetheless. Thx a lot!
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    regarding the home made "firearm" and 3d printed "firearm", in honesty, they're just pipe bombs. Yes, you can get the designs on the dark web, but you hope they work. You're holding onto it if it doesn't.
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    E Stafford wrote:
    regarding the home made "firearm" and 3d printed "firearm", in honesty, they're just pipe bombs. Yes, you can get the designs on the dark web, but you hope they work. You're holding onto it if it doesn't.


    No one seems to 3d print the actual gun, but the handles and body get printed/ taken from a toy.
    Still here on in carbon fibre wraping
    So i'll bet thayt the dreaded 3d printed gun can't be far away.
    Improvised firearm blog simple the best site for an over view of well improvised firearms.
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    Here's a topic over on Bladesmith's Forum about a replica of the Snartemo sword made using a 3d printed (in wax) grip that was then cast in bronze. Obviously a gorgeous replica of an ancient sword made using the most modern technique... Interesting to see the application of 3d printing in our hobby.

    http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?sho...hl=printed
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    Andrew Gill wrote:
    A slight digression/rant on 3D printing:

    3D printing has been hyped to the point where it is now being suggested a method for making all sorts of improbable things which it was never suited to, nor economically viable for.


    Agreed but at the same time, I think it's a technology who's time will come. I'll give it another 20-30 years. I mean Nasa is using it so are stem cell researcher etc. Successfully if I might add.
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