Geometric Model, Skeleton of a Rhombic Dodecahedron Produced by a 3D Printer


This blue-gray skeleton model of a rhombic dodecahedron has, as the name suggests, twelve sides that are rhombi. It was given out at a workshop on 3D printing at the MathFest meeting in Washington, D.C., in August, 2015. Laura Taalman of James Madison University gave a paper describing the models was entitled "Printed Catalan Wireframes: Designing with Mathematica, MeshLab, and TopMod." Objects 2015.3169.04 and 2015.3169.05 were collected at the same session.

Date Made: 2015

Maker: Taalman, Laura

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Collected-for-the-Museum

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.3169.04Nonaccession Number: 2015.3169Catalog Number: 2015.3169.04

Object Name: geometric model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.2 cm x 3.5 cm x 4.2 cm; 1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 21/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1804416

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