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 4: DIAMONDS

Step 5: DOTS

Step 6: STRIPES

Step 7: SQUARES

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.

Comments

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PatrickN8 made it!(author)2015-09-21

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

Looking forward to hear from you :)

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fragor made it!(author)2014-03-19

Great job. What kind of printer did you use?

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The+Green+Gentleman made it!(author)2012-06-06

Wow.

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Lindie made it!(author)2012-06-04

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

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Samuel+Bernier made it!(author)2012-06-04

Plastic

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megaduty made it!(author)2012-06-04

Great design Samuel!

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amandaghassaei made it!(author)2012-06-03

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

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randofo made it!(author)2012-06-03

Nice lamps! Your stuff is amazing as always

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Samuel+Bernier made it!(author)2012-06-03

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