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
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_
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 :


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.

Make It Real Challenge

Participated in the
Make It Real Challenge