SLS 3D Printed Nylon Chandelier Lighting Prototype

SLS 3D Printed Nylon Chandelier Lighting Prototype

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Process 3D Print
Material Plastic
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 2 workdays

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About Project

Imagine a chandelier that flawlessly blends classic elegance with cutting-edge technology. Look no further! This exquisite chandelier prototype, crafted from SLS 3D printed nylon, embodies both timeless design and modern innovation.

The chandelier boasts an elegant and classic design, featuring curvilinear elements and swirls that dance across its form. Its intricate details are brought to life through SLS 3D printing, a technology renowned for its ability to produce highly complex shapes with stunning accuracy.

This masterpiece is meticulously 3D printed using nylon powder, resulting in a structure that is both durable and lightweight. The multiple arms, extending symmetrically from a central base, culminate in circular holders, perfect for showcasing candles or light bulbs. To emphasize the raw beauty of the design, the prototype features a default post-processing finish, highlighting the inherent texture of the 3D-printed nylon.

This stunning chandelier prototype exemplifies the limitless potential of SLS 3D printing for creating intricate lighting fixtures. At FacFox, we specialize in nylon prototyping services, providing exceptional support for designers and manufacturers seeking to bring their complex lighting concepts to life.

Our SLS 3D printing expertise allows you to:

• Achieve intricate designs with unmatched precision

• Leverage the strength and durability of nylon

• Explore various post-processing options to achieve your desired aesthetic

FacFox is your one-stop shop for turning your visionary lighting designs into reality. Contact us today to discuss your SLS 3D printing needs and illuminate the path to success for your next lighting project.

Solution

  • Step 1: Design and File Preparation: The chandelier is designed using SolidWorks software, ensuring that the model can be printed in one piece without the need for assembly. The design incorporates elegant and classic elements with curvilinear forms and swirls. The final design is then exported in an STL file.
  • Step 2: Printer Preparation: The SLS printer is prepared by calibrating the machine and filling the print bed with SLS nylon powder.
  • Step 3: Printing Process:
    • The printer heats the nylon powder to just below its melting point.
    • A laser selectively sinters the powder, solidifying the chandelier’s design layer by layer.
    • After each layer is sintered, the print bed lowers, and a new layer of powder is spread on top.
    • This process repeats until the chandelier is fully printed as a single piece.
  • Step 4: Cooling: The build chamber and the printed chandelier are allowed to cool down gradually to room temperature to prevent any deformation.
  • Step 5: Part Extraction and Cleaning: The chandelier is carefully extracted from the powder bed. Excess nylon powder is removed using brushes and compressed air.
  • Step 6: Post-Processing: Since the chandelier is intended to have a raw finish, the default post-processing involves minimal steps, just a light blasting to remove any remaining loose powder and ensure a consistent surface.
  • Step 7: Quality Check: The chandelier undergoes a quality inspection to ensure it meets the design specifications and has no defects.