3D carved baluster
A Baluster is a vertical form that you can use under the handrail or banister in stairways, parapets, and other architectural features as support (also known as balustrade).
It is used to prevent people from entering or falling, or as a support for handrails. Its material can be stone, wood, glass, or metal and its cross-section is usually square or circular.
In this case, we have a square section.
This 3D carved baluster is a hundred percent practical to be made out of wood, stone, etc. or even for 3d printing.
You can also use the different formats of this model (which is stl, fbx, and obj) according to the software you are using. You will receive separate links to download each format.
If you didn’t find the size or format you are looking for, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be glad to help you out.
We can also make some changes to make this file more practical for your purpose.
You can also find different forms of 3D carved balusters here.
Here is an idea of using this object in a stairway
A little hint on how to produce this object!
If you are using a 3D printer, the easiest way is to print it as it is shown on the render which is vertical. However, It might not be possible to do it in one operation and you would need to print it in two or more sections depending on your printer working envelope. If you decide to do it horizontally, don’t forget to use supports in appropriate places to prevent deformation during the printing process.
Now if you are a CNC milling user and your material of choice is wood, the best way to do it is by using a 4 Axis CNC machine. Although, in this particular model you don’t have to machine it 4 Axis simultaneously and two linear axes and a rotating axis will do the trick! Another good strategy is to fix it on the rotary axis but mill it with just 3 Axis raster machining and index it with the rotary axis. On the other hand, if you don’t have a rotary axis then you need to fix the workpiece on the machine table and machine it in several index positions. You could machine it in only 2 sections but for achieving an acceptable result, we would recommend a 4 section machining with 90º divisions. If you use a tapered spherical tool (also known as a carving tool for CNC machine), then you can machine this model in only one operation without the need for a separate roughing pass. To achieve the highest productivity it’s recommended to use a multi-head rotary CNC machine, therefore, you are able to produce multiple balusters at the same time.
And lastly, if the material is stone or glass, you can use electroplated tapered spherical tools to carve this model, and don’t forget to use plenty of proper coolant on the tool. It’s highly unlikely that you would need a separate roughing procedure for this model, so a good milling tool might be able to do it at once unless you scale the 3D model into some enormous sizes!