NOTE: This version of Cubic Trisection is made with wood-dust-infiltrated PLA plastic filament!
Cubic Trisection is a three-piece assembly puzzle, suggested by George Miller based on an idea by Robert Reed. George Miller prototyped the first version on his 3D-printer in 2004. At that time, 3D-printing was prohibitively expensive.
This version was 3D-printed on by designer Oskar van Deventer on a Dutchy 3D-printer. Each of the three pieces takes 2h13 to print and 9.45 meter of 1.75-mm of wood-dust-infiltrated PLA plastic filament. The pieces are birch, mahogany and black wood.
Most people have a difficult time putting it together. They usually try and force the pieces to "snap" together, whereas they easily glide together when twisted along the main diagonal. It is best presented to your guests in its solved state. Let them take it apart and watch them struggle to get the three identical pieces back together again...
Oskar van Deventer has created many different puzzles including his brand of Oskar Puzzles which are mechanical puzzles and objects that can only exist thanks to 3D printing technology. Since 1978, he has been creating hundreds of mechanical puzzles, making him one of the world's most prolific designers. Several of his innovative designs are commercially available.