Unfolding Flower Lamp4 3D print model
This is my fourth Unfolding Flower Lamp. It is inspired by the opening of a Flower Bud. If you like this Lamp, please take a look at the other Unfolding Flower Lamps on my Page.
This Lamp is made out of 2 3d printable parts and therefor very easy to make. You can make it as a Table Lamp or as a Ceiling Lamp. In the Photo section I added 2 images with assembly instructions. One gives instructions for the Table Lamp, the other for the Ceiling Lamp.
The light source is a standard E14 Bulb and E14 Fitting. But a E27 Fitting will also fit. For the Table Lamp you also need some Hot Glue to secure the electric wire that goes to the Lamp Fitting.
The Lampshade must be printed in the "Spiral Outer Contour Mode (in Slicer Software of Cura) to print it hollow. This mode also goes by the name: VASE MODE or SPIRAL MODE. It means that only the outer Wall Line and Bottom Layers will be printed. The Top Layers and the Infill will be left away. Therefor the Lamp Shade will be hollow. If you do not have this function in your Slicer Software, you can also use the Settings: 3 Bottom Layers, 0 Top Layers, 0% Infill, 1Wall Layer.
To Successfully print the Lampshade without warping I used a 0.8mm Nozzle! If you have a 0.4mm Nozzle, you have to use 2 Wall Layers. The settings for a 0.4mm Nozzle will be: 3 Bottom Layers, 0 Top Layers, 0% Infill, 2 Wall Layers. I also added a image in the Photo Section to give you a better idea. The Image is called Howto 3D print the Unfolding Flower Lampshade. Here you can see that the 0.8mm Nozzle works the best. TheFoot.stland theCeiling bracket.stl" can be printed with normal Print Settings and any Nozzle size.
The STL Files are meant to 3D print on your 3D Printer. The 3mf an obj files are added to give you an 3D view of the assembled Lamps.
I hope the Concept is clear, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask :-)