3D printing has been in the mainstream for many areas around the globe for at least several years now, infiltrating nearly every industry—and while much of that includes big industry and manufacturing, from parts for aerospace to automotive, you can also find the technology impacting many other areas, with a heavy emphasis on art and design.

3D printing is often used today in connection with electronics, and the world of lighting has been expanded due to the infinite numbers of designs and geometries that can be created, whether in massive installations, new lighting applications, tabletop lamps, or other innovations. Companies such as Decimal Industries Inc. have taken off with 3D printed light fixtures. Headquartered in both Vancouver and Mexico City, the Decimal team designs, develops, and manufactures lighting products.

Decimal is on a mission to usher in a new era of lighting, and worldwide. As part of the revolution 3D printing is allowing for industry leaders of all kinds to participate in today, the team states that they are working to bring together both design and technology to make ‘ingenious, unique, and forward-thinking lighting products.’ Currently, they are forging ahead by making progressive LED modules that are accentuated by premium 3D printed shades.

As LED lighting becomes increasingly popular, Decimal is offering the Decimal LED module, a component that allows for long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing fixtures. This new product operates in contrast to the idea of traditional illumination with a lightbulb, and adds the designer touch which is so rare in LED.

With 3D printing, they are able to make unique coverings in a range of colors and finishes.

 “Thanks to 3D printing Decimal has also been able to manufacture on-demand, minimizing time-to-market, and drastically reducing waste,” states the team in their latest press release.

They also cater to those who are immersed in the worlds of both design and technology, including artists such as:

  • Víctor Alemán (Mexico)
  • Emiliano Godoy (Mexico)
  • Ariel Rojo (Mexico)
  • Rodrigo Bravo (Chile)
  • Jonathon Anderson (Canada)
  • Studio Robazzo (Canada)
  • Vincent Buret (Australia)

“All Decimal products are co-designed with tech-savvy designers across the globe, converting Decimal into a collaborative platform with the goal of pushing the boundaries of lighting and manufacturing technologies,” states Decimal.

Each of their modules is created with precision with a lifetime of 80,000 hours. The shades can be customized easily, allowing buyers to peruse a number of different shapes and colors in varying price ranges for the pendant lights, which is the only style Decimal offers so far. Their goal is to make the process ‘hassle-free,’ stressing how exciting a time this is for innovation in lighting—and especially with the addition of additive manufacturing.

Products are shipped from their Vancouver facility, and can be sent nearly anywhere in the world. Find out more about Decimal here.

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[Source / Images: Shared with 3DPrint.com by Decimal Industries, Inc.]

 

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