Light Fixture Design

By on July 20th, 2009 in blog



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

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo 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!

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