High quality bell making started in China somewhere around 400-300 BCE, more than a thousand years before bellfounding became well understood in western Europe. As an example of ancient Chinese technologies, it fits well into the 10 year old’s group project at school.
This bell predates the time period they’re studying by a few hundred years, dating from the Warring States period, but was a great example to print up for the 10 year old’s group to have on hand.
Like the Terracotta warrior and horse, this bell (also by Scan the World) has large scale surface features, but little fine detail, making 0.15mm layers acceptable. Which is good, as it would have taken a bit over 40 hours to print at 0.06mm layer size.
- Source: Bronze Bo at the British Museum
- Maker: Scan the World
- License: Download – Print – Maintain – Share – Attribute
- Material: Tianse Bronze PLA 1.75mm
- Final Size: 98.0mm x 80.0mm x 128.0mm
- Print Date: 2018/01/16
- Print Time: 13 hours 35 minutes
- Estimated Print Time: 13 hours 59 minutes
- Estimated Filament: 48.9 meters
- Slicer: Cura 3
- Slicer Settings:
- 0.15mm layers
- 20% infill