3D Printed Floating Desk Utensilo – Tensegrity

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For me the topic “Tensegrity” is so fascinating that I couldn’t help it and designed and printed another model … a „Floating Desk Utensilo“. Two intertwined rings that characterize this model.

It is always a bit magical how the physical conditions create a tension that makes this object a unit – a perfect unit. At first sight a little confusing … you have to look twice to understand the principle.
One nylon thread is partly guided inside the ring. The diameter of the nylon thread is 0.35 mm and has a load capacity of up to 3.5 kg!

As the fastening of the threads is a particular difficulty in creating tension, I have provided thread clamping slots on the underside of the base, as with my other models. This should be a great help when assembling the printed parts.

For more details on printing and assembling look here:


Developed with Tinkercad and Fusion 360, sliced with Prusa Slicer 2.1.1 and printed on a Prusa Mk3s and on a Prusa Mini. Filament PLA.

Music Title: Blue Macaw, Composer: Quincas Moreira, License: YouTube

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