Folded lamp shade mk2

by hakalan Jul 8, 2013
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Thanks for the share! I printed this in “natural” colour although it looks more Pearl.
0% infill on curaslicer, print temp 220C.

Hola, me podrias sugerir con que filamento imprimir, de manera que soporte el calor de la lampara?

Hi, I print mine in PLA and use 3 to 4W LED lamps.
Regardless of material, please use a Led lamp to minimize the heat. Using a regular lightbulb might start a fire!

The model looks like its enclosed with a roof on the top. Is this intentional?

Yes, it is a solid model which should be sliced in "vase mode". See the instructions for http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:110736http://www.thingiverse.com/thi....

Folded plastic lamp shade
by hakalan

HI there. Still don't understand hoy to make it lamp if this is a closed stl. Do I have to make a hole intentionally?

For anyone reading this, I have uploaded a hole cutting guide https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3021327 for this model. Hope it helps...

Folded lamp shade mk2 Bulb Hole Cutting / Drill Template Guide

However, you do need to drill a hole in the base to mount the lamp socket thingy.

No, you just need to use appropriate slicer settings. Most slicers have a "vase mode' which means it will print a solid stl without infill and without a top surface, resulting in a vase-shape. This is the best way to get good results for this type of shape since you can then control the wall thickness to exactly one perimeter/line width (or whatever you like). Even better, you can choose a spiral mode (in cura for example) to print the whole shape in a continuous movement and avoid layer change artifacts.