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Replacement lamp part [message #26250] Wed, 20 April 2011 02:46 UTC Go to next message
avatar DarrenAbbey  is currently offline DarrenAbbey
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Recently my bedside lamp broke. The broken part was plastic and it occurred to me that a Shapeways-made replacement would price attractively against buying a new lamp.

The design was a little tricky, since I didn't have an intact part to take all the needed measurements from. With some minor educated geusses, it worked out well.

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I had the part made in black-dyed WSF so that it would blend into the existing color scheme. It is sufficiently flexible so that when the securing hardware is tightened, it does not crack and is able to easily support the head of the lamp.

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Re: Replacement lamp part [message #26311 is a reply to message #26250 ] Thu, 21 April 2011 07:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar LincolnK  is currently offline LincolnK
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Very cool! Great way to save money and not throw away a perfectly good lamp too.

Lincoln


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Re: Replacement lamp part [message #26389 is a reply to message #26250 ] Fri, 22 April 2011 19:21 UTC Go to previous message
avatar ana  is currently offline ana
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Nice move!

It's always exciting to see us using 3D printing to solve our own product conundrums. Wink



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