Articu-Light Lamp

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  • This lamp was rapid prototyped in ABS plastic. The 3D model was created in Solidworks.  The lamp consists of 64 independent moving parts that were printed fully integrated.  These moving parts can be positioned in an infinite number of shade configurations.

  • The IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) featured this lamp in the Spring 2007 issue of the design magazine INNOVATIONS.

  • Tolerances between moving parts were .012 inch.  This pushed the boundary of what the FDM prototyper is capable of printing.  Consistent spacing between parts allowed the secondary starch material to be printed between the parts as a scaffolding.  I created these close tolerances to make the fit between parts tight, so the shades are movable and positionable. 

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Paul Gower is an industrial and furniture designer who received BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Paul believes that a product should not only be functional and attractive but also be fabricated in the most efficient way possible. Economy of materials and streamlined manufacturing are benchmarks of great design.

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