These Japanese styled lanterns were designed as centerpieces & table numbers for a friend’s wedding. Battery powered fairy lights were placed in each lantern to illuminate them for the event. 16 centerpieces consisting of 96 individual parts were printed using 4 Ultimakers, all printing 24/7 for a full week!
The lanterns print in four main parts:
Frame - Designed to print without supports, prints in 8.5 hours at 0.2 layer height, 15% infill, and 2 shells
Lid - Snaps onto frame, designed for max bed size of UM2+, prints in 7 hours at 0.2 layer height, 15% infill, 2 shells
Insert - Use Spiralize (Vase) mode in Cura, print using natural PLA or a clear filament like T-Glase
Numbers (optional) - printed separately and then glued to the insert
To customize the windows in your own lantern, download the CAD assembly from Fusion360 Gallery or GrabCAD.
Use spiralize mode for insert