This a fun little piece of work that has been around as a test part in various forms, sizes and materials. In fact, we have this object in almost every material that we have in the lab. The concept of creating a design and then producing it “automagically” in different materials is in keeping with the ideas being put forth at the “Center for Bits to Atoms” at MIT.
It is a simple hyperboloid sized to allow it to be used as a building block for more complicated forms.
3DP Glass Hyperboloid building blocks