Self Draining Pythagorean Cup

Functional "Trick Cup" designed for 3D printing. Fill the cup up below the pillar and it holds it's contents, go past the pillar height and it drains everything in it! Demonstrates the capabilities of FDM printers to create intricate interior geometry without the need for support material. This was done for a Manufacturing Engineering school project in 2016. Interior drainage loop optimized to take advantage of capillary behavior of water to ensure thorough drainage.
Published 2 years ago
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