Geometric Model, Surface of Revolution Produced by a 3D Printer


This red plastic 3D printed model is a cylinder with a portion cut out of it. The inner surface is in the shape of the curve y = 1 + x2, rotated about the y-axis.

The object was distributed at a workshop on 3D printing at the MathFest meeting in Washington, D.C., in August 2015. It was given out in connection with a paper by Lila Roberts of Clayton State University entitled "I Can Touch the Math!" Objects 2015.3169.03 and 2015.3169.04 were collected at the same session.

Date Made: 2015

Maker: Roberts, Lila

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: 2015.3169.06Nonaccession Number: 2015.3169Catalog Number: 2015.3169.06

Object Name: geometric model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.2 cm x 2.4 cm x 5.8 cm; 7/8 in x 15/16 in x 2 9/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1804422

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