3d printed furniture

3d printed furniture
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SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Tomorrow’s office furniture will be rapidly 3D-printed in pools of goo Written by Mike Murphy April 24, 2017 3D printed in minutes. (Steelcase) Share Written by Mike Murphy April 24, 2017 Steelcase, one of the largest office furniture firms in the world, has partnered with MIT to create a new form of 3D printing that it believes could potentially change the way that furniture is designed and created. 3D printing has struggled to take off in any meaningful way in the consumer goods industry, after a groundswell of hype. Most traditional 3D printing methods tend to be very slow even with small objects and use impractical materials, and the finished products often are pretty rough around the edges. While there have been some improvements in speed by companies like Carbon (which is working with Adidas to print soles for its next generation of sneakers), many printers are still limited by the fact that they have to lay down layer after layer of material to build up their items. MIT believes it has found a better solution—a giant tub of goo and a long tube. MIT’s printer essentially injects material in continuous streams into a tub. “The gel supports the structures as it is printed so that support structures or other materials aren’t needed,” Skylar Tibbits, the founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT’s International Design Center, told Quartz. “That allows us to print in 3D space without layers and without the post-process of dissolving or breaking off supports. We can simply remove the part from the gel and wash it with water.” The end result is sturdy pieces of fantastical-looking designs that can be created out of hard plastics or flexible rubbers. The test designs in the group’s video were produced in minutes, rather than the hours it takes to make something similar on more traditional 3D printers. For now, this new methodology is just a proof of concept. The group is researching how to scale the technology, and how to apply it to other materials. “There is breakthrough innovation taking place, but it’s not done,” Steelcase’s Rob Poel told Quartz. “The hope is that the future will see this experience grow as customers will be able to customize and personalize their furniture.” Washing all that goo off of custom furniture would still beat trying to assemble Ikea furniture. Most Popular Dirt has a microbiome, and it may double as an antidepressant Read full story
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3d Printed Furniture

In addition to having a much wider array of designs to choose from and the ability to easily obtain custom pieces, 3D printed furniture is easier on the wallet than traditionally manufactured furniture. Whereas a custom table would cost thousands of dollars, a printed one would cost a few hundred, if that. It’s much quicker to actually get the furniture in hand as well. Designer Dirk Vander Kooij can create furniture with his 3D printer, dubbed Furoc, within a three hour time span. That’s incredibly faster than the time it takes to make non-printed furniture, and it’s even 40 times faster than most 3D printers.
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3d Printed Furniture

This speed will change furniture shopping as consumers have come to know it. In the very near future, customers will be able to go to locations nearest them and get their chairs, tables, and fixtures 3D printed on the spot. Imagine being able to look at a piece of furniture online, have it printed, and then pick it up the same day — it’s a very real possibility, and shoppers and retailers can expect it to become reality in just a few years. Lower production costs, endless design possibilities, happy consumers — it’s no wonder 3D printing is taking the furniture industry by storm.
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3d Printed Furniture

Peter Donders is a Belgian furniture designer who developed the Batoidea Chair and creates each one with the aid of 3D printing. It’s an airy piece of furniture with attractive twists and curves, and it can be printed in various colors. Similar chairs made of metal cost many times more than Donders’ printed design, and he says that without additive manufacturing, creating the Batoidea Chair would result in a great amount of waste.
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3d Printed Furniture

Share Written by Mike Murphy April 24, 2017 Steelcase, one of the largest office furniture firms in the world, has partnered with MIT to create a new form of 3D printing that it believes could potentially change the way that furniture is designed and created. 3D printing has struggled to take off in any meaningful way in the consumer goods industry, after a groundswell of hype. Most traditional 3D printing methods tend to be very slow even with small objects and use impractical materials, and the finished products often are pretty rough around the edges. While there have been some improvements in speed by companies like Carbon (which is working with Adidas to print soles for its next generation of sneakers), many printers are still limited by the fact that they have to lay down layer after layer of material to build up their items. MIT believes it has found a better solution—a giant tub of goo and a long tube. MIT’s printer essentially injects material in continuous streams into a tub. “The gel supports the structures as it is printed so that support structures or other materials aren’t needed,” Skylar Tibbits, the founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT’s International Design Center, told Quartz. “That allows us to print in 3D space without layers and without the post-process of dissolving or breaking off supports. We can simply remove the part from the gel and wash it with water.” The end result is sturdy pieces of fantastical-looking designs that can be created out of hard plastics or flexible rubbers. The test designs in the group’s video were produced in minutes, rather than the hours it takes to make something similar on more traditional 3D printers. For now, this new methodology is just a proof of concept. The group is researching how to scale the technology, and how to apply it to other materials. “There is breakthrough innovation taking place, but it’s not done,” Steelcase’s Rob Poel told Quartz. “The hope is that the future will see this experience grow as customers will be able to customize and personalize their furniture.” Washing all that goo off of custom furniture would still beat trying to assemble Ikea furniture. Most Popular Dirt has a microbiome, and it may double as an antidepressant Read full story
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3d Printed Furniture

Steelcase, one of the largest office furniture firms in the world, has partnered with MIT to create a new form of 3D printing that it believes could potentially change the way that furniture is designed and created. 3D printing has struggled to take off in any meaningful way in the consumer goods industry, after a groundswell of hype. Most traditional 3D printing methods tend to be very slow even with small objects and use impractical materials, and the finished products often are pretty rough around the edges. While there have been some improvements in speed by companies like Carbon (which is working with Adidas to print soles for its next generation of sneakers), many printers are still limited by the fact that they have to lay down layer after layer of material to build up their items. MIT believes it has found a better solution—a giant tub of goo and a long tube. MIT’s printer essentially injects material in continuous streams into a tub. “The gel supports the structures as it is printed so that support structures or other materials aren’t needed,” Skylar Tibbits, the founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT’s International Design Center, told Quartz. “That allows us to print in 3D space without layers and without the post-process of dissolving or breaking off supports. We can simply remove the part from the gel and wash it with water.” The end result is sturdy pieces of fantastical-looking designs that can be created out of hard plastics or flexible rubbers. The test designs in the group’s video were produced in minutes, rather than the hours it takes to make something similar on more traditional 3D printers. For now, this new methodology is just a proof of concept. The group is researching how to scale the technology, and how to apply it to other materials. “There is breakthrough innovation taking place, but it’s not done,” Steelcase’s Rob Poel told Quartz. “The hope is that the future will see this experience grow as customers will be able to customize and personalize their furniture.” Washing all that goo off of custom furniture would still beat trying to assemble Ikea furniture. Most Popular Dirt has a microbiome, and it may double as an antidepressant Read full story
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3d Printed Furniture

Steelcase, one of the largest office furniture firms in the world, has partnered with MIT to create a new form of 3D printing that it believes could potentially change the way that furniture is designed and created. 3D printing has struggled to take off in any meaningful way in the consumer goods industry, after a groundswell of hype. Most traditional 3D printing methods tend to be very slow even with small objects and use impractical materials, and the finished products often are pretty rough around the edges. While there have been some improvements in speed by companies like Carbon (which is working with Adidas to print soles for its next generation of sneakers), many printers are still limited by the fact that they have to lay down layer after layer of material to build up their items. MIT believes it has found a better solution—a giant tub of goo and a long tube. MIT’s printer essentially injects material in continuous streams into a tub. “The gel supports the structures as it is printed so that support structures or other materials aren’t needed,” Skylar Tibbits, the founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT’s International Design Center, told Quartz. “That allows us to print in 3D space without layers and without the post-process of dissolving or breaking off supports. We can simply remove the part from the gel and wash it with water.” The end result is sturdy pieces of fantastical-looking designs that can be created out of hard plastics or flexible rubbers. The test designs in the group’s video were produced in minutes, rather than the hours it takes to make something similar on more traditional 3D printers. For now, this new methodology is just a proof of concept. The group is researching how to scale the technology, and how to apply it to other materials. “There is breakthrough innovation taking place, but it’s not done,” Steelcase’s Rob Poel told Quartz. “The hope is that the future will see this experience grow as customers will be able to customize and personalize their furniture.” Washing all that goo off of custom furniture would still beat trying to assemble Ikea furniture. Most Popular Dirt has a microbiome, and it may double as an antidepressant

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