This Lamp is inspired by the opening of a flower bud. It can be used as a Table Lamp or Ceiling Lamp. It uses a standard Light Bulb that makes it easy to build. In this case I used a LED E14 Bulb and E14 Fitting, but any Light Bulb that fits can be used.
This Lamp is around 240mm high and around 175mm wide. To print this Lamp, the printer must be able to print 240mm high. Also, it must have a standard Print Bed of 200mm x 200mm. Around 155gram of Filament is needed to 3D print the Lampshade. The gray Foot needs around 24gram of Filament. The Ceiling bracket needs around 9gramm of Filament.
3D print the Lampshade of the Unfolding Flower Lamp
I tested this model with white PLA, blue PET-G and Green PET-G. Note that a 0.8mm Nozzle works best for the Lampshade. The Foot & Ceiling bracket are tested using gray PLA and a 0.4mm Nozzle.
In the photo section I added an image called “Howto 3D print the Unfolding Flower Lampshade” In the first image the Lampshade (the blue one) is printed using a special mode found in the Cura Slicer software. It is called Spiral Outer Contour Mode, but is also know as Vase Mode or Spiral Printing. It basically means the infill and Top Layers are NOT printed and there is only 1 Wall layer. The Nozzle size is 0.8mm and is necessary to print this Lampshade at 100% in the Vase Mode. The Blue Lampshade is perfect from the printer without any cleaning.
In the second image the Lampshade (the green one) is printed using the Vase mode again, but I left a 0.4mm Nozzle on. It is a perfect print, but the walls are warped. The walls are to thin to keep the intended shape.
In the third image the Lampshade is printed in the “normal model” with a 0.4mm Nozzle. In the Slicer Software I used the following settings: 0.2mm resolution, 2 Wall Layers, 3 Bottom Layers, 0 Top Layers & 0% Infill. That works really nice if you do not have a 0.8mm Nozzle. The mayor drawback is the “stringing” inside the Lampshade.
Instructions about how to assemble this lamp are also found in the photo section. The Files called “Unfolding Flower Lamp Assembled” give you an 3D look of the Lamp when it is assembled.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask :-) Do you think I forgot something? Feel free to comment :-)