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Some of the Best 3D Printed Furniture

Today we can print so many things in various industries or just for fun, some things are more practical then the other, but are still a result of the fast development of the 3D printing.

One of the industries that can take a big advantage of 3D printing is the design and manufacturing of various types of furniture. There is an interesting article about that in http://www.lifehack.org/ and here is our selection:

“3D printing is set to revolutionize manufacturing. Also called additive manufacturing, 3D printing is a way to make three-dimensional objects from digital models. While 3D printers have been around for 30 years, it’s only been in the last year or two that they have become efficient, accessible, and even commonplace.

The sky’s the limit to the applications for 3D printing. It’s being used to customize mass produced items, manufacture household items like clocks and flashlights, and create limited edition jewelry. It’s only natural that this dynamic process is being applied to furniture and home furnishings. Let’s take a look at a few exciting examples.

1. Furniture Prototypes

With 3D printing furniture designers can easily create prototypes from which they can test and refine their products before going into production. 3D printing also allows designers to customize their designs with bespoke elements.

 

2. Poducing furniture 40 times faster than regular manufacturing

Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij transformed an industrial robot into a 3d printer he calls Furoc. Furoc can create a chair in various colours and designs within three hours, which is 40 times faster than traditional 3D printing.

3. Sketch Furniture by Front

Sketch is a furniture line by Front, a Swedish design studio. Sketches made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture, turned into 3D digital files, and 3D printed as real furniture.

4. Batoidea Chair by Peter Donders

Belgian designer Peter Dander’s aptly calls his elegant, light, and airy chair “batoidea,” which means stingray. Without 3D print technology, an aluminium cast chair would be prohibitively expensive to manufacture, however with additive manufacturing there is little to no waste.

Please, refer to the full article and images for more ideas on how useful is 3D printing to the furniture industry.

source: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/printed-furniture.html

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