This Table Lamp design is a hobby project that I started working on in 2017, and just recently started working on again (in 2020). My goal is to design an attractive and full sized table lamp that can be 3d printed as a single piece (on larger format printers) with no support material, which also allows for the socket and wiring to drop into place with minimal effort.
V3 Is available to order now here: https://www.ryang3d.com/shop/3d-printed-lamp/
Please support my printed lamp project by donating or ordering a lamp from the link above. If enough interest is generated, I have plans for more lampshade designs, lithographs, and eventually posting of the 3D printable (STL) model online for others to print at home! V3 has only 3 spokes, and can fit most twist switch sockets. V3 STL not currently available for download (subject to change!).
V2 is in progress! See the new design here: https://www.ryang3d.com/portfolio/3d-printed-lamp-revisited/ [Yes, after many iterations, I skipped right by V2]
V1 is my first design that I printed and tested, shown in all white in the photo above. Approximately 305 mm (1 ft) tall. While I'm pretty happy with how it came out, I did find that assembly was a tad tricky, and I feel it could be stronger where the shade is attached to the main body. You might also consider printing the shade section of the lamp with 100% infill to avoid the cross-hatched lighting effect you might see around the lower rim of the shade; With slicers like Simplify3D you should be able to adjust the infill to 20% (or less) for the rest of the lamp base. I will likely be back with an updated design in the future! Stay tuned...
3-3-17 V1.1 incorporates some new design tweaks that should make this printable without any support material. Repeat, V1.1 should be printed with 0 supports. It should still be printed upside down just like V1. This lamp is also a little bit taller than V1, with a slightly wider/taller shade as well. Also made the hole in the bottom wider so most people should be able to fit their hands inside for easier assembly. I am yet to test printing this one, but I'll post pics when I do!
3-8-17 V1.2 has thicker and stronger ribs, which makes printing go a lot smoother, and the lamp stronger overall! Just under 13" tall by 10" in diameter. The photo of the lamp with the "gold" base and the white shade is a V1.2 print. It printed perfectly, with zero (0) support material required! Please excuse the uneven coloring of the base; As you can probably see, I am experimenting with changing the filament to a different color mid-print to make the base a different color.
3-10-17 V1.3 (REMOVED TO AVOID CONFUSION/ISSUES) Changed this design to support light sockets with integrated pull chains (like this one: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Westinghouse-2-1-4-in-On-Off-Pull-Chain-Socket-7041100/204836044). I am still testing and tweaking this design, and it MAY NOT FIT PULLCHAIN SOCKETS PROPERLY YET. If you want to print this lamp, I would recommend sticking with V1.2 for now.
1-26-20 V2 Coming soon: https://www.ryang3d.com/portfolio/3d-printed-lamp-revisited/
2-16-20 V2 came and went, and now V3 is available for "early adopters" here: https://www.ryang3d.com/shop/3d-printed-lamp/
Print upside down, with top of lampshade on your print bed. No support material required (unless you are printing V1). Printed on a RostockMAX v3