The print we feature today is the Hyper Soccer Ball, designed by Jose Almeida a.k.a. Dalpek.


Dalpek created this design by joining three truncated icosahedrons by their vertices.

We printed this complex print of a soccer ball with nGen on the Lulzbot TAZ 6 at a 0.2mm layer height. We did not use any support for this print and the print as you see it, is as it came from the printer.

We recently added the Lulzbot TAZ 6 to our collection of printers in our print lab. The LulzBot TAZ 6 is an extremely reliable, easy-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades.

Aside from that, we also started reselling both the TAZ 6 and the Lulzbot Mini in Europe.

You can find more information about these great additions to our webshop here, as well as Richard Horne (RichRap) and Joel Telling’s (3D Printing Nerd) review videos.

Both the Lulzbot Mini and TAZ 6 have free shipping in Europe and two free spools of nGen filament! You can order online now.

Why do we add two free spools of nGen with these printers? Because they are a perfect fit. And we want to make sure that everybody who purchases a Lulzbot printer knows it too!

nGen has proven itself to be a very versatile material that can be used for a lot of applications, visual prototyping being one of them! It has become our default, all-round filament for printing all sorts of prototypes and prints just have to look damn good!

And again, no support was used for this print.

nGen is an all-round filament which has many advantages over PLA. The temperature resistance is over 80 degrees C and it works on most printers with a heated build plate.  nGen is a low-odor, styrene-free material uniquely suited for 3D printing enthusiasts, particularly those who need the flexibility to print within a wide processing temperature range.

With nGen you will have good flow properties through the printer nozzle—even at lower temperatures than some other polymers require. These properties make nGen more workable at a wider breadth of temperatures, producing reliable results and resulting in less waste. You can find more information on our dedicated landing page.

Ever since launching in november 2015 (and later in a big way during the CES Show early 2016), nGen has been a bestseller and a material that has been adopted by users worldwide very rapidly.

nGen is available through our webshop and our network of distributors and resellers worldwide as well as our partner Lulzbot.

nGen is made with Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer AM3300. It is part of our range of Amphora based filaments. Other grades are: engineering grade colorFabb_XT, high temperature resistant colorFabb_HT and semi-flexible nGen_FLEX. With Amphora, items can be created that are more functional, more durable, more efficient, and attractive.

You can find more about what co-polyesters are by clicking here or check the table below how the rigid filaments compare to ABS and PLA:

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