Tritium Lantern 1C (silver/brass/plastic)

by Tofty
Tritium Lantern 1C (silver/brass/plastic) 3d printed Keychains Pendants In this picture the phosphorus coating on the tritium vial being energised by UV light.
In this picture the phosphorus coating on the tritium vial being energised by UV light.
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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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This is a small keychain tritium lantern for use with a 3x22.5mm tritium vial (tritium vial not included).
Model 1C does NOT require the clear plastic spacer tube that model 1A does.
This model has been scaled for printing in silver, brass, bronze and various types of plastic.

The attachment hole is 2mm wide and is perfect for a 10mm split ring (not included).

The tritium vial should be set using a UV activated optically clear adhesive such as Norland 61 or Loctite glass bond. These adhesives will cure in direct sunlight in an hour or so.

I have a few assembled tritium lanterns in stainless steel available from my Etsy shop (tritium vial glued in place with Norland 61 and split ring installed).

There are some more photos of this object and other examples of my work, both 3D printed and otherwise, on my 'Tofty' facebook page.


IN: 0.321 w x 1.205 d x 0.321 h
CM: 0.816 w x 3.06 d x 0.816 h


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@fwbluxuries Thanks Krissy, that's good to know. I'll have to come up with another tritium lantern design for this contest. Let the inspiration hunt begin. Cheers.
January 28, 2014, 10:07 am
@Tofty I just asked the Shapeways crew about adding extra elements. Here is what they had to say: Me "Can designers add a feature to their 3d printed Dutch Design that is not entirely 3d printed? (Example; magnet or spring) #1 Krissy Joy on 2014-01-27 19:44 (Reply) Hey Krissy, Sure thing, this is not a 3D printing contest but a design contest. Good luck with your entry.
January 27, 2014, 8:04 pm
@fwbluxuries Thanks, i've had a look at the link and think it would be worth entering something. However the design has to be original and it can't have been released prior to being entered in the contest, so the lanterns can't be submitted. Also i suspect the item should really be functional straight from the printer and not require extra non-printed parts or specialised assembly. In any case i have some ideas for this which i will be looking at soon. Cheers
January 27, 2014, 11:14 am
I just saw this competition that Shapeways is doing and really think you should enter one of your Tritium Lanterns.
January 26, 2014, 2:04 am


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