# Chamfer (geometry)

(Redirected from Chamfered cube)
 A chamfered cube can be constructed by reducing the square faces, and connecting new edges to vertices at the original positions. Topologically: (v,e,f) --> (v+2e,4e,f+e)

In geometry, chamfering or edge-truncation is a topological operator that modifies one polyhedron into another. It is similar to expansion, moving faces apart and outward, but also maintain the original vertices. For polyhedra, this operation adds a new hexagonal face in place of each original edge.

In Conway polyhedron notation it is represented by the letter c. A polyhedron with e edges will have a chamfered form containing 2e new vertices, 3e new edges, and e new hexagonal faces.

## Chamfered regular and quasiregular polyhedra

Class Regular Quasiregular
Seed
{3,3}

{4,3}

{3,4}

{5,3}

{3,5}

aC

Chamfered
cT

cC

cO

cD

cI

caC

## Relation to Goldberg polyhedra

The chamfer operation applied in series creates progressively larger polyhedra with new hexagonal faces replacing edges from the previous one. The chamfer operator transforms GP(m,n) to GP(2m,2n).

A regular polyhedron, GP(1,0), create a Goldberg polyhedra sequence: GP(1,0), GP(2,0), GP(4,0), GP(8,0), GP(16,0)...

GP(1,0) GP(2,0) GP(4,0) GP(8,0) GP(16,0)...
GPIV
{4+,3}

C

cC

ccC

cccC
GPV
{5+,3}

D

cD

ccD

cccD

ccccD
GPVI
{6+,3}

H

cH

ccH

cccH

ccccH

The truncated octahedron or truncated icosahedron, GP(1,1) creates a Goldberg sequence: GP(1,1), GP(2,2), GP(4,4), GP(8,8)....

GP(1,1) GP(2,2) GP(4,4)...
GPIV
{4+,3}

tO

ctO

cctO
GPV
{5+,3}

tI

ctI

cctI
GPVI
{6+,3}

tH

ctH

cctH

A truncated tetrakis hexahedron or pentakis dodecahedron, GP(3,0), creates a Goldberg sequence: GP(3,0), GP(6,0), GP(12,0)...

GP(3,0) GP(6,0) GP(12,0)...
GPIV
{4+,3}

tkC

ctkC
cctkC
GPV
{5+,3}

tkD

ctkD
cctkD
GPVI
{6+,3}

tkH

ctkH
cctkH

## Chamfered regular tilings

 Square tiling, Q {4,4} Triangular tiling, Δ {3,6} Hexagonal tiling, H {6,3} cQ cΔ cH

## Chamfered polytopes and honeycombs

Like the expansion operation, chamfer can be applied to any dimension. For polygons, it triples the number of vertices. For polychora, new cells are created around the original edges, The cells are prisms, containing two copies of the original face, with pyramids augmented onto the prism sides.

## Chamfered tetrahedron

Chamfered tetrahedron
Conway notation cT
Goldberg polyhedron GPIII(2,0) = {3+,3}2,0
Faces 4 triangles
6 hexagons
Edges 24 (2 types)
Vertices 16 (2 types)
Vertex configuration (12) 3.6.6
(4) 6.6.6
Symmetry group Tetrahedral (Td)
Dual polyhedron Alternate-triakis octahedron[dubious ]
Properties convex, equilateral-faced

The chamfered tetrahedron (or alternate truncated cube) is a convex polyhedron constructed as an alternately truncated cube or chamfer operation on a tetrahedron, replacing its 6 edges with hexagons.

It is the Goldberg polyhedron GIII(2,0), containing triangular and hexagonal faces.

It can look a little like a truncated tetrahedron, , which has 4 hexagonal and 4 triangular faces, which is the related Goldberg polyhedron: GIII(1,1).

Net

## Chamfered cube

Chamfered cube
Conway notation cC = t4daC
Goldberg polyhedron GPIV(2,0) = {4+,3}2,0
Faces 6 squares
12 hexagons
Edges 48 (2 types)
Vertices 32 (2 types)
Vertex configuration (24) 4.6.6
(8) 6.6.6
Symmetry Oh, [4,3], (*432)
Th, [4,3+], (3*2)
Dual polyhedron Tetrakis cuboctahedron
Properties convex, zonohedron, equilateral-faced

net

In geometry, the chamfered cube (also called truncated rhombic dodecahedron) is a convex polyhedron constructed from the rhombic dodecahedron by truncating the 6 (order 4) vertices.

The 6 vertices are truncated such that all edges are equal length. The original 12 rhombic faces become flattened hexagons, and the truncated vertices become squares.

The hexagonal faces are equilateral but not regular. They are formed by a truncated rhombus, have 2 internal angles of about 109.47° ${\displaystyle \cos ^{-1}(-{\frac {1}{3}})}$ and 4 internal angles of about 125.26°, while a regular hexagon would have all 120° angles.

Because all its faces have an even number of sides with 180° rotation symmetry, it is a zonohedron. It is also the Goldberg polyhedron GPIV(2,0) or {4+,3}2,0, containing square and hexagonal faces.

### Coordinates

The chamfered cube is the Minkowski sum of a rhombic dodecahedron and a cube of side length 1 when eight vertices of the rhombic dodecahedron are at ${\displaystyle (\pm 1,\pm 1,\pm 1)}$ and its six vertices are at the permutations of ${\displaystyle (\pm 2,0,0)}$.

### Variations

The chamfered cube can be constructed with pyritohedral symmetry and rectangular faces. This can be seen as a pyritohedron with 6 axial edges planned. This occurs in pyrite crystals.

### Uses in tessellations

We can construct a truncated octahedron model by twenty four chamfered cube blocks.[1] [2]

### Related

This polyhedron looks similar to the uniform truncated octahedron:

Chamfered cube
Truncated octahedron

## Chamfered octahedron

Chamfered octahedron
Conway notation cO = t3daO
Faces 8 triangles
12 hexagons
Edges 48 (2 types)
Vertices 30 (2 types)
Vertex configuration (24) 3.6.6
(6) 6.6.6
Symmetry Oh, [4,3], (*432)
Dual polyhedron Triakis cuboctahedron
Properties convex

In geometry, the chamfered octahedron is a convex polyhedron constructed from the rhombic dodecahedron by truncating the 8 (order 3) vertices.

The 8 vertices are truncated such that all edges are equal length. The original 12 rhombic faces become flattened hexagons, and the truncated vertices become triangles.

The hexagonal faces are equilateral but not regular.

## Chamfered icosahedron

Chamfered icosahedron
Conway notation cI = t3daI
Faces 20 triangles
30 hexagons
Edges 120 (2 types)
Vertices 72 (2 types)
Vertex configuration (24) 3.6.6
(12) 6.6.6
Symmetry Ih, [5,3], (*532)
Dual polyhedron triakis icosidodecahedron
Properties convex

In geometry, the chamfered icosahedron is a convex polyhedron constructed from the rhombic triacontahedron by truncating the 20 order-3 vertices. The hexagonal faces can be made equilateral but not regular.