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Celebrating the Festival of Lights with Diwali 3D-Printed Lamps

Wolfpack Team Member Rahul has been busy 3D-printing beautiful tea light holders to bring with him on his trip back to India. Originally from India, Rahul wanted to spend some vacation time back home with his family. His trip home also coincides with one of the most important — and beautiful! — religious holidays to him: Diwali.

In the Hindu religion, Diwali marks the beginning of the fiscal year in India and is a festival associated with prosperity and hope for the future. Also referred to as Deepavali, which means “rows of lighted lamps,” the five-day-long holiday incorporates plenty of candles, lamps, and colorful lights. Family and friends who celebrate the holiday traditionally share gifts and prayers for a bright year ahead.

Diwali 3D-Printed Lamps

Rahul chose these little lamps to make for Diwali because they’re not only beautiful, but they also were durable and light enough for him to pack up and bring with him on his trip.

Because Rahul wanted lamps that were extra strong, colorful, and had a little translucency for extra sparkle, he chose to print these lamps in shimmery polycarbonate and bright shades of PETG.

Rahul used an AXIOM Direct Drive printer and these easy quick settings from APEX 3D-Printing Software (Fun Fact: Rahul is the lead developer of APEX!):

Polycarbonate Settings in 3D Printing Software

Before starting your print, don’t forget to use your Wolfbite!

Let there be light!

Diwali 3D Printed Lamps

Once you have your lamp printed, just pop in a flameless tea light and you’re done! We found a pack of 10 at our local drugstore for $9.99. You can also find flameless tea lights on Amazon.com.

Fancy-looking, but so easy to print, these tea light holders are sure to add a festive touch to any celebration and make wonderful gifts for your family and friends to bring home.

If you would like to 3D print your own “row of lamps,” you can find the file on Thingiverse. It is the Filigree Double Wall Tealight Holder by “graph”: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1751738

From our family to yours, Happy Diwali!

– The Wolfpack

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