3D Printing Lampshades
3D printing technology enables a designer to create some amazing intricate shapes that can not be made in conventional methods.
When it comes to Lampshades, a designer can create patterns and light-paths allowing light to pass thru certain areas, masked or dimmed – thus creating a specific mood or generating a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
In the Lighting section you can find unique & beautiful lampshades that were derived from complex Mathematical surfaces and awesome Particle Displacement Fractals.
A lot of Makers were eager to 3D print a designer Lampshade on their own Home 3D printer, office 3D printers and at 3D printing service bureaus.
Here is the experience of a maker from Germany, Formfab.de who ordered 2 spherical lampshades to be 3D printed on his zPrinter powder based 3D printer:
The Voro lampshade
The Sphere Ribblet lampshade
Dizingof lampshades at a conference
lampshades 3d printed on a home 3d printer
Here are some of my Lampshades designs 3D printed in high quality on a home 3D printer:
The Gyroid Zonohedron – intersecting a Gyroid with a Zonohedron Math shape makes a beautiful lampshade as well as a Decor item that can be 3d printed in both ABS/PLA & Ceramics.
The Lampshade Air