Truncated Platonic Solids

rednote.gif Seven of the Archimedean solids are derived from the Platonic solids by the process of "truncation", literally cutting off the corners. The five shown here are arrived at by dividing each edge of the parent solid into thirds and then cutting off the vertices at these points. The other two are quite special, and so are presented on another page.

Truncated Tetrahedron (3,6,6)

Truncated Cube (3,8,8)

Truncated Octahedron (4,6,6)

Truncated Dodecahedron (3,10,10)

Truncated Icosahedron (5,6,6)
Two Special Archimedeans
The Rhombi-Archimedeans

Back to the The Archimedean Solids article

Back to the Polyhedral Solids page
I welcome your comments & questions!

(Site created 5/1995 - All Rights Reserved © Tom Gettys)