3D Printed Lamps by Samuel Bernier, Project RE_





Introduction: 3D Printed Lamps by Samuel Bernier, Project RE_

A few months ago, I started exploring the capacity of low cost 3D printing. 
Using a small 3D UP! PP3DP http://www.up3dusa.com/
I started producing house products with a little design touch. I got to learn the capacities of this incredible technology and wanted to push the machine to it's limit. The goal was to produce a functionnal, yet aesthetic object that would use the entire UP! printing area , use a minimum of material, require no support and be mixed to existing standard objects (following the idea of Project RE_ https://www.instructables.com/id/Project-RE-by-Samuel-Bernier/)
I then designed this collection of lampshades that can be screwed unto any threaded suspension kit.
The materials used are ABS and PLA. A designer lamp like that cost hundreads of dollars. With open source design like Project RE_, you can produce them yourself for only 4$ a piece!
Printing time varies between 3 to 9 hours.
Have fun!

(sorry, I had to remove the 3D printing files for professional reasons)


Step 1: What You Will Need

IKEA suspension kit : 5$
60w incandescent Light bulb or fluocompact
A 3D printer with minimum a 5.5 inch x 5.5 inch printing table
I work with an UP! PP3DP and I think it Does a WONDERFUL job for only 1 700$

Step 2: Choose a Model

I already printed 5 different models, all with the same shape, but different patterns.

Step 3: WIRES

This one is my favourite, but unfortunatly... the file is too big. You can find it on Thingiverse : http://www.thingiverse.com/samuel


Step 5: DOTS



Some models may cause problems. The square lamps shade had some problems printing and skipped a few layers. Instead of trowing it away, I decided to re_glue the unfinished parts into an other design. See picture below.

Step 8: Spiral

This one was never produced because of its complexity. If you want to try... go ahead!

Step 9: ROOTS

Still working on that one.



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    wow i really love these lamps.. :) When the links got removed here where can i find them now ?

    Looking forward to hear from you :)

    Great job. What kind of printer did you use?

    Really nice! I particularly love the Dots! Being unfamiliar, is it metal or plastic?

    Great design Samuel!

    this is really cool! amazing that you were able to do this all with an extrusion printer.

    Nice lamps! Your stuff is amazing as always

    Thanks Randy. I knew you were the one still awake!