ferrisThe Ferris Wheel Bookshelf is one of the most clever things we’ve seen in a long time. It’s decorative, it’s functional, and it’s 3D printed—for one. The creation of one Eliza Wrobel, who loves to travel, her bookshelf allows you to place knicknacks or things you really need in it, and then revolve them in an incredibly innovative moving display. Something like this, using so many different mediums, could only have been pulled off with the ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer.

This creation made use of 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser engraving, with the base created from 6.5 mm-thick CNC-cut plywood puzzles. This impressive piece features each puzzle laser engraved, allowing for a ‘tiger-like dimensional pattern.’ She created the puzzles by putting two rings around the mechanism in the center, with wood filler solidifying and offering stability to the impressive piece.

“The top of the puzzles are covered with a mordant and painted with varnish which gives it a shiny look,” stated Marcin Traczyk, Content Marketing Manager at ZMorph, in a recent blog.

polka_016Wrobel made the bookshelf with the following 3D printed features:

  • Gold shelves
  • Black counterweights
  • Parts used in the center planetary gear mechanism
  • Wall mounting

During the printing process, the designer used a variety of PLA filaments in 1.75mm.

“Standard settings were sufficient for most of the parts but the gold shelves required a six percent honeycomb infill to make them light but durable,” stated ZMorph.

With all the parts connected by screws, finally, Wrobel was able to hang the bookshelf, watching it move successfully with the shelves remaining completely level and horizontal as the counterweights performed admirably.

“The Ferris wheel bookshelf clearly shows that when it comes to interior design, decorations, and self-made gadgets, it’s worth to dream big. And with a machine like ZMorph you can make these dreams come true,” added ZMorph.

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What a project for keeping both novelties and valuables handy! Check out the video below to see how this handcrafted and 3D printed piece works, showing off what the ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer is capable of.

“It prints, mills, cuts, engraves,” states ZMorph. “ZMorph goes where ordinary 3D printers just can’t go, and still fits on your desk.”

It’s exciting to see not just a 3D printed project, but one that does make use of all this versatile machine has to offer. It’s one thing to say you are going to make use of a multitool printer like the ZMorph, but another altogether to actually put it into motion for such a complex design and pull it off perfectly.

This should be incredibly motivating not just to those who have been considering purchasing one of these multitool 3D printers, but to makers everywhere who can see what unique items can be designed and then made, without the need for shopping online for home decoration. Discuss in the 3D Printed Bookshelf forum at 3DPB.com.

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