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Picture of 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_ http://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)




 
 
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Step 1: What you will need

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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

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

Step 3: WIRES

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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

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Step 5: DOTS

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Step 6: STRIPES

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Step 7: SQUARES

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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

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

Step 9: ROOTS

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Still working on that one.
fragor5 months ago
Great job. What kind of printer did you use?
Wow.
Lindie2 years ago
Really nice! I particularly love the Dots! Being unfamiliar, is it metal or plastic?
Samuel Bernier (author)  Lindie2 years ago
Plastic
megaduty2 years ago
Great design Samuel!
this is really cool! amazing that you were able to do this all with an extrusion printer.
randofo2 years ago
Nice lamps! Your stuff is amazing as always
Samuel Bernier (author)  randofo2 years ago
Thanks Randy. I knew you were the one still awake!