July 2023 Model - A light bulb moment

Have you ever had a light bulb moment? When a new idea hits you???

Almost 10 years ago, we had a lightbulb moment that lead to the Protopasta kickstarter. What if we brought the same innovation and access to 3D printing materials that other companies were bring to 3D printer hardware? Now that's using your noodle!

Use your noodle

Over the last 10 years we've had many more lightbulb moments in refining our process and creating new materials like conductive and metal-filled filaments. This year, Corey of CM Designs has helped light the way to new opportunity and exploration in designing for 3D printing (more about the Protopasta x CM Design Collaboration).

This month, we built on new opportunity brought by our new glass-inspired translucent filaments: Bottle Brown, Cobalt Blue, and Soda Green (July's Endless PLA delivery now available individually at Protopasta.com). We've been interested in exploring lamp design for some time and translucent materials seemed a perfect opportunity to throw, I mean make, shade.

Rather than bore you with more text, please consider the below tutorial Corey has created for us all to share his process where you can print your own lamp with your own custom lampshade using a 2D texture of your choice!

I'm stoked by how easily you can participate in the design to make this lamp your own. Even if you use the lamp shades Corey has designed rather than making your own, you can still customize your lamp with whatever colors you prefer.

Download for free from your favorite model platform (by clicking an icon below) and enjoy 20% off now until August 9th, 2023 at Protopasta.com with the discount code SUMMEROFDEALS.


Which designs and colors are you favorite? Show us what you made on your favorite social site (linked to icons below).

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May your summer be filled with many lightbulb moments and lots of pasta!

Take care,

Alex and the Protopasta Team