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Models of Polyhedra

I have made plastic models of many wire-frame polyhedra using 3D printing via Shapeways.com. These models are available for anyone to buy from Shapeways.com. Clicking on the "buy" link under an image will take you to the model's purchase page at Shapeways.com, where you can add it to your shopping cart. Within two weeks, your models will arrive.

I made these models by using Mathematica's PolyhedronData feature to produce Surface Evolver files of the wire frame, then my Evolver script edge_tuber.cmd to tube the frame, and then my Evolver script stl.cmd to write the STL-format file that Shapeways.com needs.

The Platonic solids and Archimedean solids are all scaled to be 10 cm in size, and have solid 3mm diameter tubing. Others are 7 cm in size with 2 mm diameter tubes, to cut the cost down. The default material is white plastic, but you can pick other materials. For white plastic, the cost of the 10 cm is between $6 and $12, and for the 7 cm size between $5 and $10.

Platonic Solids

Cube
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Tetrahedron
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Octahedron
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Dodecahedron
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Icosahedron
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Archimedean Solids

Truncated Tetrahedron
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Cub-octahedron
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Truncated Octahedron
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Truncated Cube
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Rhomb-cub-octahedron
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Great Rhomb-cub-octahedron
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Icosi-dodecahedron
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Truncated Icosahedron
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Truncated Dodecahedron
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Snub Cube
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Rhomb-icosi-dodecahedron
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Great Rhomb-icosi-dodecahedron
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Snub Dodecahedron
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Duals of Archimedean Solids

Triakis Tetrahedron
(dual of Truncated Tetrahedron)
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Rhombic Dodecahedron
(dual of Cub-octahedron)
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Tetrakis Hexahedron
(dual of Truncated Octahedron)
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Small Triakis Octahedron
(dual of Truncated Cube)
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Deltoidal Icositetrahedron
(dual of Rhomb-cub-octahedron)
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Disdyakis Dodecahedron
(dual of Great Rhomb-cub-octahedron)
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Rhombic Triacontahedron
(dual of Icosi-dodecahedron)
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Pentakis Dodecahedron
(dual of Truncated Icosahedron)
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Triakis Icosahedron
(dual of Truncated Dodecahedron)
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Pentagoanl Icositetrahedron
(dual of Snub Cube)
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Deltoidal Hexacontahedron
(dual of Rhomb-icosi-dodecahedron)
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Disdyakis Triacontahedron
(dual of Great Rhomb-icosi-dodecahedron)
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Pentagonal Hexacontahedron
(dual of Snub Dodecahedron)
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Prisms, Antiprisms, and duals

Triangular Prism
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Triangular Bipyramid
(dual of Triangular Prism)
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Triangular Antiprism (octahedron)
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Triangular Trapezohedron
(dual of Triangular Antiprism)
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Square Prism
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Square Bipyramid
(dual of Square Prism)
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Square Antiprism
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Tetragonal Trapezohedron
(dual of Square Antiprism)
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Pentagonal Prism
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Pentagonal Bipyramid
(dual of Pentagonal Prism)
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Pentagonal Antiprism
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Pentagonal Trapezohedron
(dual of Pentagonal Antiprism)
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Hexagonal Prism
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Hexagonal Bipyramid
(dual of Hexagonal Prism)
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Hexagonal Antiprism
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Hexagonal Trapezohedron
(dual of Hexagonal Antiprism)
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Heptagonal Prism
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Heptagonal Bipyramid
(dual of Heptagonal Prism)
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Heptagonal Antiprism
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Heptagonal Trapezohedron
(dual of Heptagonal Antiprism)
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Octagonal Prism
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Octagonal Bipyramid
(dual of Octagonal Prism)
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Octagonal Antiprism
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Octagonal Trapezohedron
(dual of Octagonal Antiprism)
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Nonagonal Prism
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Nonagonal Bipyramid
(dual of Nonagonal Prism)
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Nonagonal Antiprism
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Nonagonal Trapezohedron
(dual of Nonagonal Antiprism)
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Decagonal Prism
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Decagonal Bipyramid
(dual of Decagonal Prism)
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Decagonal Antiprism
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Decagonal Trapezohedron
(dual of Decagonal Antiprism)
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