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