The Laminar Lamp

The Laminar Lamp 3D print model

This ceiling lamp is designed to print on a FDM 3D Printer. The outer contour is inspired by a Classic Vase form. It is build up from 30 evenly space parts, with a Lamp Bulb in the middle. This creates nice shadow effects on the ceiling and walls. Assembled this Lamp 330mm high and around 367mm wide. All the parts can be printed on a standard 3D printer with a build platform of 200mm x200mm. In this example I used red PLA en neutral translucent PET-G. I used a E14 Lamp Bulb and E14 Fitting, but you can use every light source that fits.

With the slicer settings: 0.4mm Nozzle, 0.2mm print resolution, 3 Wall lines, 4 Top/Bottom Layers and 10% infill You need around 985gramm of red PLA & 390gramm of Translucent PET-G. For the rings it is better to use 20% infill to make them a bit stronger. This only adds a view gram so 1 KG of red Filament should be enough. For the part strook1 30x.stl print support material is needed for printing.

Print “cable lock 2x.stl” 2 times. Print “strook1 30x.stl” & “strook2 30x.stl” 30 times. Print “ring1.stl” & “ring2.stl” 1 time.

Additional parts that can not be printed: 2x M3x16 Bolt & Nuts 1x Lamp Bulb & Fitting (Warning with Bulbs that get hot! The plastic may melt and the Lampshade will then deform. Of course, with a LED Bulb this is not a issue) 1x Electrical cable

In the Photo section I added an Image that shows how the parts need to be assembled. I also added 2 3D files of the Lamp completely assembled (3MF & OBJ) to give you a better idea how the parts come together.

Problem fix: The Lampshade is a not perfectly round or the 30 main parts are not evenly spaced. Please See the 3in1 image in the photo section to get a better idea. In the first image you can see that the parts are not evenly spaced. This can happen due to warped parts or that they are not glue consistently enough. On the second image the Lampshade is placed over a heat resistant object that has the right diameter. Make sure everything is spaced evenly. The Nuts that are placed around, also help with this. Then heat up the Lampshade with a Hot Air Gun around the area where the 2 red rings are situated. Warm up this area until the plastic gets softer. Of course do not burn the plastic! Then leave the lampshade to cool down for a view hours. When the plastic is cooled down, it will hold that position and the Lampshade is fixed. The end result is show on the third image.

If you have questions, feel free to ask :-)

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The Laminar Lamp
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The Laminar Lamp
Royalty Free License 
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)20.4 MB
  • 3D Manufacturing File (.3mf)2.62 MB
  • Stereolithography (.stl) (5 files)804 KB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2021-01-25
  • Model ID#2830321