Light Fixture Design

What do you get when you combine barnacles, a ZCorp 450 3D printer and garlic?

A really cool light fixture, of course!

Designer Zach Kron created this curtain panel after extracting the fundamental design elements from the biological items and aggregating them into the above light fixture.

Zach's experimentation leads him to this tip:

If the geometry isn't thick enough, it crumbles, so doing fine details can be problematic. This can be a problem for doing railings, or other architectural details. But with doubly curved elements, the material is surprisingly strong.

Certainly true.

Comments on Zach's post include requests for purchase of the fixture, but evidently he's having trouble getting it printed at Shapeways. Perhaps Ponoko could come to the rescue?

Via Buildz

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!