This Complex Toy Spinning Top Was 3D-Printed with Polished Nickel Steel

By: Cadhla Gray - Nov 4, 2015
References: shapeways & 3dprint
This beautifully crafted toy spinning top is a step up from flimsy plastic spinners of the past. This 3D-printed toy uses mathematics, machines and technology to its advantage in order to create an intricate toy that resembles one of nature's most deadly phenomena.

The polished nickel steel shines as the tornado-like toy spins round and round for children's entertainment and adults' intrigue. Designed by artist Dalton Bissel, it can spin for an extended amount of time as its heavy upper section pushes air down while it simultaneously rotates clockwise.

Essentially looking like a gray metal swirl, the tornado toy spinning top also resembles a hurricane from above. The collection also comes in polished or matte gold, bronze or stainless steel.