Here you can download a cylinder-based 3D model that you can import into 3D printing software and print it if you like.

The initial 3D cylinder model was made in Blender software where Simple Deform modifier was also applied. The twisted cylinder thus obtained was then imported into TopMod software, and the Rind modeling command was applied. If you have some ideas on how to use the printed 3D model, feel free to customize it to your requirements in some 3D software and print it on a 3D printer. The 3D model is 3D printer-ready, i.e., the 3D model mesh is of good quality, and the 3D model is pointed towards the Z-axis positive direction, so you only have to scale it to the desired dimensions and print it.


Cylindrical rind 3D shape
3D CAD software used for modeling


- Topmod

- Rhino 3D and T-splines plug-in for conversion to NURBS 3D surfaces

Available NURBS and BREP file formats

Surface 3D model - .igs (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification)

Available polygonal mesh file formats

.obj and .stl

OBJ Mesh - Quads and triangles; Vertices: 964; Edges: 1984; Faces: 1008; Mesh topology supports multiple subdivisions; 3D model without texture and materials

STL Mesh - 3D printing ready mesh; Triangles only; Vertices: 124309; Edges: 372963; Faces: 248642


Download 3D model (BREP and NURBS)

Submitted by Ceh Jan