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3D Printing of Ashok Chakra

The Ashoka Chakra is a depiction of the Dharma Chakra; a wheel represented with 24 spokes in Buddhism. It is so-called because it appears on a number of edicts of Ashoka, most prominent among which is the Lion Capital of Ashoka. The most visible use of the Ashoka Chakra today is at the center of the Flag of India (adopted on 24 July 1947), where it is rendered in a navy blue color on a white background, replacing the symbol of charkha (spinning wheel) of the pre-independence versions of the flag.

3D printing of Ashok Chakra is very simple. It of course requires an STL file that can be used for printing the object. The STL file can be easily generated from SVG or DXF image format in CAD software like Autodesk Fusion 360. After extruding the inserted image to the desired height, the object can be directly exported as an STL file to your 3D printer.

Following is the step-by-step process for generating an STL file from an SVG or DXF image by using Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD software.

  • Step 1. Search and download an image you like to 3D print. For instance, the following Ashok Chakra image was downloaded from the link file:///E:/Jugad%20Technology/vlog/15th%20august/41387.svg

  • Step 2. Open Autodesk Fusion 360 > select insert tab icon > click insert SVG/insert DXF

  • Step 3. Navigate to the location of the downloaded SVG or DXF image file and select to include it in the Fusion 360 workspace.

  • Step 4. Extrude the sketch to the desired width.

  • Step 5. save as an STL file and then export it to your slicing software for generating g-code which then can directly be used to 3D print your object.

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