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Mosaic Lamp

by billbo1958 May 21, 2018
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Nice design! It looks like Tiffany :)

Thank you, Antonin; when I was making this design, the original inspiration was Tiffany lamps. I have to say that I get goosebumps when I try to imagine what Louis Comfort Tiffany would have made if he had a 3D printer a century ago.

Did you print the lamp body in a vase/spiralize mode?

That is exactly right, Tayken. As described in my print settings notes, I used spiralize mode in Cura, with a extrusion width of 0.6 mm, a layer height of 0.3 mm, and a bottom thickness of 0.6 mm.

This is far out, man!

Can this be scaled successfully? It will only fit my volume at 85%.

I am not really sure if it can be scaled, moebious. You would need to scale the lattice frame, the tiles, and the top ring of the support frame by 85%. You would need to drill out the holes in the top ring to fit 1.5 mm dia. steel wire for the support frame. You would need to print the bottom ring of the support frame at its original size. I never tried this, so I cannot be sure if it would work. What is the size of your print bed? Most printers these days have a bed that is at least 200 mm square; the 196 mm dia. lattice frame should fit on such a bed without scaling. If your print bed is 200 mm square, you might have to shut off the skirt and/or brim function of your slicer to place it on the print bed in your slicer software.

The build volume is 210^2. I see the model is ~196 but Cura thinks it is too big. I upped the settings to 215^2. Very odd.

I had a similar experience on one of my printers, the FlyingBear P902. It has a 220 mm sq. print bed, but I was unable to place the 218 mm dia. lampshade in Cura. (I am still on 3.1.) However, I found that I had to turn off the skirt, and turn 'bed adhesion' to 'None'. (I had the skirt set to three millimeters away from the model; Cura would simply add 2 x skirt distance onto the 218 mm diameter of the lampshade, and conclude the model was too big. This is despite the fact that the bottom of the lampshade print is way smaller than 220 mm.)

This is one of the most amazing designs I've seen on Thingiverse. Thank you so much for this.

Thank you, Raphaella. I hope all goes well when you print it!

Beautiful and amazing design, very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for your comment, Cambio. I am especially looking forward to seeing someone post a make of this design.