Hey there,

So a collegue of mine participated in one of our Roscoff Unseminars in Bio* (RUB), that was about 3D printing.

She is working on a protein, from which she managed to get the 3D structure, thanks to cristallography. Using UCSF Chimera and her pdb file, I was able to produce a stl file to be printed.

For the first trial, I oriented the protein horizontally, and that created a lot of support to remove afterwards. This was not optimal, it is a pain to remove support, and it makes the 3D prints’ surface much less smooth.

I then reoriented the protein, vertically, and started the print:

Aaaaand this is the result!