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Can You Create Unique Lampshades with a 3D Printer?

Ever wondered if you could use an Anycubic 3D printer to effortlessly DIY various creative lampshades? Below is a simple and practical tutorial for crafting an internal corrugated lampshade:


Modify a cylinder using Freeform Deformation (FFD), adjusting control points to form a lampshade shell resembling a cylinder.

Texture Adjustment & Piercing:

Duplicate the lampshade shell, shrink its size to create internal structures. Adjust internal textures, then use Boolean operations to create holes for threading. Finally, export the STL file.


Set a layer height of 0.1mm, fill density at 20%, no supports, and choose an appropriate bottom edge width in slicing software.

Printing & Sanding:

Print the model using a 3D printer, and after completion, sand it using sandpaper. Use atomic gray for filling gaps, followed by finer sanding.


After cleaning the model, use spray paint for coloring. Start with a white base (or a custom color), and apply multiple layers for enhanced coverage.


Prepare materials for assembly (LED bulb + wire + plug). Remove the switch and thread the wire through the lampshade.


After assembly, test the lighting effect, and enjoy the fresh look of your new desk lamp.

This method is straightforward and practical. With 3D printing, you can add a personalized touch to your desk lamp. Give it a try!

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