Introduction: 3d Printed Floor Lamp From Parametric Design

This lamp i made it to learn how to print 3d with the 1mm nozzle. I also wanted to try to make a large-scale objects with my standard 20x20x20 3d printer and taking advantage of the printing speed in Vase Mode. In this instructable I will go through my design process using Rhino, GrassHopper3d (with parametric design), 3D printing setup and assembly.

All necessary files and objects are available, so if you dont want to do it in rhino+gh3d, dont worry, you can donwload the .stl files directly !!


3d printer (1mm nozzle preferably - for fast printing) + Slicer- Rhinoceros + Grasshopper- Led light setup - View step 4.

Step 1: Understanding the Project

I started with my drawings wanting to make a simple and fluid form. The lamp will be of white filament so that takes color with the light led strip inside. Its size approximately 1.00m high, and would be divided into 9 prints.

Step 2: Parametric Design in Rhino+Gh3d

    Here you can watch the video i uploaded !

    1. Work scenario preparation: Unit setup.

    2. Base square. Curve in Rhino.

    3. Grasshopper 3d basics ! As you can see with small steps and conecting the wires of comands like move-rotate-scale, I came up with a parametric shade lamp that you can modify with the sliders !!

    U can download the file from this step of the instructable.

    3dm file is for Rhino 6 Version and .gh file is for Grasshopper3d

    4. Bake to get the Rhino model.

    Step 3: Preparation 3D Impressions + 3d Printer Setting

    1. Preparation for 3d printing, export to .stl - You can download the stl pack from thingiverse here:

    9 parts -

    2. Slice for 3d print: Reminder: Here you can use a 1mm nozzle as i did but other one would be fine. I used Repeater host on vase mode - 1mm nozzle. PART 1 (with bottom layer) PART 2 to 8 (witohout bottom layer) PART 9(upside-down print with bottom layer)

    Step 4: Assembly

    1. With glue for plastics join the printed parts (press to keep it in place)

    2. Paste the led strip to the guide to not touch the shade because it gives better light.

    3. Embed and glue the guide with the led strip to the base. This is more difficult to edit in Rhino but i came up with the idea to let you guys to do this part on your own because you will not get my led-guide-stick identically. You can 3d model the part to assembly the light to the middle of the shade or you can think another more manually solution.

    4. Present and fix the cables and controllers of the led strip.

    5. Glue the lamp to the base and place the light!!

    Step 5: Final WAVE LAMP !!

    I present the lamp as a model of what can be achieved with a little ingenuity and a simple 3d printer of 20x20x20!

    Enjoy this lamp to transform your spaces !!!

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