Designing modular structures to be 3D printed

Good afternoon community!

My question is a bit vague. I want to design something on Grasshopper that can be divided into parts in order to save time by 3D printing it simultaneously on multiple printers. These parts would then “clasp” or fit to each other, forming one stable object. I was looking online and could not find any similar examples to what I am trying to do. If you have any suggestions on what I should be looking for, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you in advance!

Here’s and example of something I did a couple of years ago:

Be aware that 2 different 3D printers may not (and probably won’t) print things that are dimensionally consistent. I have only 1 printer, so that’s not a problem for me, but for multiple printers each printer should be tested for dimensional accuracy and appropriate adjustments made to ensure they all print the same way.


Depends a lot on the geometries that you want to make.

You can print things with click connectors that snap together or dovetail type slide together interfaces or you could have straight planar cuts and use dowels to align and join with glue or screws etc etc etc

Whatever you decide, it should be possible to use GH to apply a male/female geometry to a split line but one GH definition is unlikely to work for any item.

Focus on a specific part or group of parts and decide what type of split and interface will work.

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Thank you both very much for the help! I will get back to you with a workflow once I have an idea in mind of how I want to join things.

I wish you a wonderful day!