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Video: 3D-Printed Furniture Is 'Endless'

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Bob Hulme
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3D Printed Furniture
Bob Hulme   7/25/2012 10:30:15 PM
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The real advantage of using an industrial robot to do the 3D printing is the scale of items that can be produced.  Making prototypes or one-offs will be possible for larger items without the need to purchase a very large 3D printing machine.

Excellent combination !

nearboston
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Egonomic yes, economic/environmentally friendly???
nearboston   7/26/2012 7:39:00 AM
Nice looking chair.  Very similar to the ones you can get at the discount chains for about 20 bucks.  And they can be made out of recycled plastic too.

 

How long does it take to make one chair, and what is the power consumption of the process per unit? 

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Re: Wow 3D Furniture
Beth Stackpole   7/26/2012 8:36:00 AM
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@CLMcDade: You raise a good point that the 3D printing around prescriptions could have been done in a separate article. The point of combining the two was to take a look at really offbeat applications for 3D printing to showcase the versatility of the technology.


I agree with all that $1K is a bit pricey for a chair, but I'm thinking it's positioned more as art and less about functional furniture.

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Re: Wow 3D Furniture
bobjengr   7/26/2012 7:36:15 PM
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 Charles, I certainly agree with you on this one.   I think technology enhances creativty instead of stifling creativity.  Then again, we are always looking for better methods to design a more functioal "mouse trap".   The ability to produce on-of-a-kind is intriguing also.   I would never have thought of using additative manufacturing to produce furniture but if it works it works. 

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Re: Wow 3D Furniture
Beth Stackpole   7/27/2012 7:11:07 AM
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@bobjengr: That's what makes the furniture application so interesting to me. It's not where you would expect 3D printing to be applied, but as the technology advances and a wider swath of people are exposed, it is being put to novel uses in all kinds of areas. At the same time, it's delivering benefits from the ability to effectively do one-off manufacturing to serving as a way for people to bring ideas to life more quicker. So many different possibilities.

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