Create Your Own 3D Printed Furniture

3D Printed Design Furniture

3D Printed Lounge Chair

Designing

3D printing allows you to materialize your imagination by manufacturing a furniture piece in less than a week. Our design and simulation process lets you create a piece that you will love and will also last for years to come.
It could be a one-off piece to be the finishing touch in your home, or even a design you plan on selling and bringing to the market. 3D printing ensures you get consistent quality every time. We want to grow to show the world how to express their creativity through the furniture they use.

Original Concept for the Lounge Chair

(Original concept for the chair)
First, we create a 3D model from the concept given by the client. The client gets complete creative freedom about what they would like to make. 3D printers are perfect for creating designs that would be impossible to use in any other kind of manufacturing. We want to be able to capitalize on using technology to the fullest extent. Once the design has been finalized, we go through design testing.

Testing

This process starts by testing whether the design can be 3D printed. Like any tool, 3D printers have limitations on what they can make. Our WASP 3D printers work by stacking one layer on top of another. This means that if the model goes out at too far of an angle, the machine will not be able to print it properly. In the image below, you can see the highlighted regions where the machine would have an issue printing. In these regions, the model would need to be pulled in more to have it print properly. This will make it so the material is built on top of itself more so that it can bond properly. This process of testing the design and making the modifications is repeated until there are no issues with printing the design anymore.

regions, the model would need to be pulled in more to have it print properly. This will make it so the material is built on top of itself more so it can bond properly. This process of testing the design and making the modifications is repeated until there are no issues with printing the design anymore.

Next, we test the strength of the design. In our simulation software, the 3D model is set to match the material that it is being printed in, and the amount of weight it will be holding. This will allow us to know if the design will be safe to use, or if any further modifications need to be made for it. This can be as simple as making the walls on the design thicker or modifying the design to make it stronger.

Simulation image of testing the furniture piece

Printing

Once the design has been tested, it is ready to print. On our WASP 3MT Industrial, you are able to print in a wide variety of colors. It can be made as a solid color, as well as blend colors together. This allows every single piece to have its own unique appearance. The piece can be printed to be one of a kind, or you can make 100 of them. It could be a custom design to fit your needs or a product sold on the market. Next up we will be doing an interview with Modern Peek, one of our clients creating their own 3D printed furniture line.

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