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Broccolamp [message #21437] Wed, 08 December 2010 19:57 UTC Go to next message
avatar Shuggster  is currently offline Shuggster
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Hey guys, I've finally got around to printing my Broccolamp shade. I'm really happy with the way it came out, the light diffuses through very nicely. The design is based on the fractal pattern found in romanesco broccoli and it can fit a standard 30mm fitting. Cheers.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/152327/broccolamp.html?gid=ug 48067

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Re: Broccolamp [message #21440 is a reply to message #21437 ] Wed, 08 December 2010 20:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great design and fantastic result (won't help me to eat broccolis though Razz ) !
Re: Broccolamp [message #21441 is a reply to message #21437 ] Wed, 08 December 2010 20:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm liking it. Looks like it could also make an interesting Christmas tree


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Re: Broccolamp [message #21443 is a reply to message #21437 ] Wed, 08 December 2010 20:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Beautiful design !!

Did you consider protecting the WSF with an epoxy spray?
I'd hate to see it get dirt and dust over time.






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Re: Broccolamp [message #21444 is a reply to message #21437 ] Wed, 08 December 2010 20:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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shuggster, so happy you got this printed. Beautiful!

in the spirit of the holidays it has a fractal geometrical Christmas tree appeal.

whats the average wall thickness?


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Re: Broccolamp [message #21453 is a reply to message #21437 ] Wed, 08 December 2010 23:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Neat!

I've tried immersing WSF pieces in Future floor polish to protect them from dust, and it seems to work pretty well. One piece that I've handled a lot is looking a bit less white than originally, but a lot whiter than I would expect otherwise. Possibly I should have tried another coat. I haven't tried it yet, but I'd guess that it can be cleaned fairly readily with window cleaner or a mixture of detergent and ammonia in water, followed by reapplication of the polish.

This wouldn't be so easy with something the size of a lamp shade, but I think the polish can be sprayed on.
Re: Broccolamp [message #21477 is a reply to message #21453 ] Thu, 09 December 2010 17:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the positive comments guys, not sure I approve of your broccoli dodging though Magic, its lovely stuff, well alright maybe not Very Happy

Jeff the wall thickness varies quite a bit between the minimum .75mm up to over 2mm in some places, I'd say on average its around a mm thick for most of the surface.

I'll probably do what Dizi/GHP suggest and give it a coat of something, I've got some Clear lacquer spray left from another project, that came out quite nicely, although it did change the colour to a slight off white shade.

I'm a bit concerned about how the lacquer will stand up to the heat of the light, also the last thing I sprayed had nice smooth surfaces, here there are lots of overhangs and sharp points so I'm thinking if I spray it there might be lots of blobs/uneven coverage, will have to take it slow, lots of thin coats.
Re: Broccolamp [message #21478 is a reply to message #21437 ] Thu, 09 December 2010 17:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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exactly. 2-3 coats from far away so not to create areas with saturated lacquer. i used 15-20 minutes intervals for best result.

wsf will absorb the first and 2nd coats so you'll think you did something wrong - don't worry and don't do the mistake of spraying close with long bursts - use short bursts 20-30cm away and let dry




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Re: Broccolamp [message #21530 is a reply to message #21437 ] Sat, 11 December 2010 09:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What a gorgeous Broccolamp!
Very impressive.


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Re: Broccolamp [message #21539 is a reply to message #21530 ] Sat, 11 December 2010 12:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The light falloff brings out the detail wonderfully. This must have been an exciting order!



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Re: Broccolamp [message #21728 is a reply to message #21437 ] Fri, 17 December 2010 19:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've never subjected my models to any form of heat. For those that have done so any comments?

(Really nice designs, by the way).

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Re: Broccolamp [message #21743 is a reply to message #21437 ] Sat, 18 December 2010 19:30 UTC Go to previous message
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Cheers guys, in terms of the heat it isn't so bad, using a 40 watt bulb the material gets fairly warm to the touch but not hot, I don't have a thermometer available to be precise but I feel confident its well within the safe zone for WSF, the softening point for that is around 160C .

 
   
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