Perhaps you have never designed a lamp before, but you are experienced in using 3D modeling software like Rhino, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp or Blender. We will help you to turn your idea into a one-of-a-kind pendant lamp. Let’s get you on the right track.
1. Get started by downloading the pendant lamp kit for the following 3D modeling programs:
2. We make use of a bayonet mechanism to attach the shade to the lamp holder. The file already has this bayonet connector (blue). It is important for you, as the designer, to be aware of this and make use of this blue part in your design. Attach your shade to this blue part and make sure it is accessible from the top so that the lamp holder can be inserted and twisted to lock into place.
3. Since we’re dealing with electricity, you have to make sure to include a spherical zone around the light bulb of Ø 6 cm / Ø 2.4 inch. This zone needs to remain completely open (hollow); it cannot contain any material.
The design kit contains a Ø 6 cm / Ø 2.4 inch sphere to perform this safety check. Place the sphere inside your lamp shade and make sure they don’t intersect.
Foresee an opening for cooling of your lamp, allowing airflow. When you have ordered and uploaded your pendant lamp, we do this safety check ourselves once more. This way we can deliver the safest product possible to you.
4. Once your design is uploaded, it will appear in the 3D model workspace of the 3D print lab. Starting from here, you can proceed with your order. After ordering, our 3D printers will start building your unique lamp.
Next to a single pendant lamp, you can also design a chandelier. We have a wide range of chandeliers we can propose to you, going from 3 shades up to 25 shades. All these will be offered with electrical assembly like with the single pendant lamp.
If you want to order a chandelier, please get in touch with us through contact @ i.materialise.com for an offline price request. Below you can find the baseplates we offer. Please note that prices displayed are VAT excluded.