How to Create a Lithophane Housing with Integrated Lighting in Fusion 360

Nils Bongarts
3 min readOct 17, 2022

After creating and printing a Lithophane in my article “How to Create a Lithophane with 3D Printing”, I will present you a case that acts as a backlight for the Lithophane. Making it should be suitable even for beginners who have no experience in soldering.

Materials needed are: (Products I recommend)

Idea

After creating a Lithophane, it is always nice to hold it in front of a light source to look fascinated at the change. Sometimes it stands however only on a cabinet in the room around and takes it even more rarely in the hand around it before a light to hold. If it’s not in front of a window, it’s less and less likely to show off the full glory of a Lithophane. To change this, a backlight was needed that is not as conspicuous as a classic lamp directly behind it and also looks nice.

This inspired me to create a design for a housing with an integrated backlight in Fusion 360.

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Nils Bongarts

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