Love Knot


This is my first 3D printed part that I designed from scratch, and is combination of engineering, technology, and art.

The design is based on a friendship or love knot. I used a model that I had developed in Blender for a previous project as the base of the design and modified it to make a more pronounced heart shape on the top loop.

The finished model was exported as a .stl file and then sliced using the Tinkerine Suite software. The downside of the heart shape is that support is necessary to support the top loop.

The model was printed at the Vancouver Hack Space using the Tinkerine Ditto Pro.

My Tasks

  • Modeled knot in Blender
  • Exported model to .stl
  • Sliced and prepared for 3D printing using Tinkerine Suite
  • 3D printed model