I started learning how to use algorithms to design forms that would normally be impossible to conceive. I used Rhino 3D and Grasshopper generative modelling tools to first create a lifelike model of a manta ray, then more algorithms to copy and position each ray to create this beautiful printable lamp. It can be printed in two parts and superglued together. The bulb fitting is incorporated in the design too. Please use a low temp filament bulb or even better an LED bulb.
Print bed minimum size is 200mm x 200mm x 200mm
Nozzle Dia. - 0.4mm
Nozzle Temp. - I set my print head at 218 degrees Celsius for my particular PLA filament. You will have to find your own perfect temp for your filament brand. Although I find transparent filament require slightly higher temps.
Extrusion Multiplier - 102%
Line Width - 0.42mm
Layer Height - 0.20 - 0.25mm
Initial Layer Height - 0.15mm
Print Speed - Between 45mm/s to 60mm/s
Wall Settings - 2 walls
Top/Bottom Settings - Zero
Infill - Zero
Supports - Zero
Retract - On
Fan - On
Spiral Mode /Vase Mode: Off
Skirt - 5 lines but it’s up to you, as long as the print head is well primed before starting on actual the part. Avoid using a brim because it’s more work to clean up and these parts are more delicate. Unless bed adhesion is a problem...
Skirt Offset: 1mm
Note: If using Cura slicer, set special mode to ‘Surface Mode’.
Dear Cults and Friends,
Thankyou for featuring my work this month! Now it will be a memorable month for more than just this crazy (but very necessary) lock-down. In the face of the pandemic, 3D printing is showing off its awesomeness all around the world, making emergency parts for hospitals as well as keeping us entertained at home. I'm proud to be part of it. Brilliant!
Merci Cults! Je suis très honoré.
I spent my childhood taking things apart to see how they worked, then I discovered design and started putting things together, now I am an artist and industrial designer.
I only started 3D printing in 2016 and I've learned a lot since, I now prototype various designs of experimental 3D printers and also developing a form of modern 3D printed Ukiyo-e woodblock printing.
Since we are on lock-down here in France, I've been using my time to upload more 3D printed Ukiyo-e 'woodblocks' to Cults. Try it out and enjoy making something simple beautiful with your mind and hands.
This short video introduces my process - https://youtu.be/C7u6LmDyUGQ
Bram Tan aka Printer With Attitude
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