Shine a Light
Benshetrit’s table lamp, for the lighting and furniture company .MGX by Materialise uses QuaDror’s infinitely scalable geometry to create a honeycomb of 1,200 modules that fits over a metal base holding a 40-watt halogen bulb. The lamp, which arrives
flat and expands, accordion-like, when lifted, is manufactured via selective laser sintering (SLS), a 3-D printing process that uses a laser to solidify layer upon layer
of powdered resin particles. “When you
buy the lamp, you get a disc with the file
on it, so if it breaks, you can ‘reprint’ it,” Benshetrit says.