Yeah, that Periodic Table of Elements on your wall? The shirt of the Periodic Table you got for your college graduation? The tattoo you got of your name in Periodic table notation? Yeah, people laughed. But turns out, JOKES ON THEM. The Periodic Table is still…

SUPER AWESOME

So, you’ve got all that, maybe a mug and pajama set printed with the chemical formula for coffee (C8H10N4O2), but do you have a 3D printed Periodic Table? Well, maybe you got a brand new 3D printer for Christmas and you’re wondering what havoc you can wreak, or you have a 3D printer and you’re looking for a print to kick off the year. Look no further.

Ezequiel Skorepa has created the Periodic Tables to best all Periodic Tables. He has designed and printed a rotary, cylindrical Periodic Table with a carbon nanotube like appearance that displays all the elements from 1 (Hydrogen) to 118 (Oganesson) with mass and attomic weight for each. Here’s the final model in all of its glory…

Now, about the 3D print, Skorepa says, “printing the hexagonal pattern can be a bit difficult without supports. If you print it on PLA with a lot of ventilation, there should be no problems.” He lays out some very good instructions about printing the body, ball bearing, and colored elements. He used a Prusa i3 MK2 using its Color Print capability. Altogether, the structure has a diameter of 7.85″ (199.4 mm) and total height of 12.75 (324 mm). Scale it up to make your own sciency man/lady cave? I’ll leave you to it.

You can download the model on MyMiniFactory. (Bonus! You can view the 3D model and color setup here and here.)

How did I make that first graphic? This handy Periodic Table Writer (it’s super fun). And check out this nifty, dynamic Periodic Table of Elements.

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Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.