Christmas is almost there, and we just made our last Christmas 3D print design for this year.
It’s based on the already highly downloaded Christmas bell lithophane. It’s a great addition to the bell, so let’s jump on how to make one yourself!
The first step for making your Christmas Bell lithophane is by designing your own lithophane. If you have never done this, here is a quick Youtube tutorial on how to make one yourself!
For the Christmas Bell lithophane we need to use the revolve shape, so let’s go make one!
Click on this profile and load all the correct settings instantly.
The only operation you have to do is to integrate your own picture to create your personalized lithophane and to adjust your min & max thickness depending on the filament you’ll use to print the lithophane.
To ensure a proper fit of your image on the revolve lithophane, it needs to have the proper ratio (Height:Length). For this model, the ratio should be 1:1.65, meaning the image should have a length 1.65 time bigger than its height.
After this first operation, you can play on image settings to improve brightness, contrast or any other parameter.
After downloading your lithophane, we need to download the Christmas Bell models from Cults3D.
The download package contains:
Now we got all the files we need, we need to slice & print the models.
For slicing & printing your lithophane(s) we have written setting tips & provide you with free profiles here.
For the Top and the Ring, please print them flat on the building plate. No support needed. Nothing complex, just open, slice and print.
When all parts are printed, you can assemble your 3D Printed Christmas bell lithophane.
For the assembly, please refer to the following picture:
Glue the Top and the Ring on the lithophane. The lantern balloon led light is press fitted in the top. And it’s done.
You’re now ready to create your own amazing Christmas bell Lithophane with attributes. Light up the Christmas bell & enjoy the magic!