Using 3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

With the advent of 3D printers, many advanced designers tried to use 3D technology to create furniture and interior elements, but the first attempts were more experimental.

This has become a real business idea only recently with the advent of professional printers at an affordable price that designers and small companies can afford.
A pioneer in the application of 3D equipment for the manufacture of design objects is Janne Kitaen, a digital sculptor who creates highly complex geometric products with an incredible design (from exclusive platform shoes to chairs, and even ping-pong tables).

Despite the cost of space (by the standards of a simple man in the street), Janne's products are bought up like hotcakes.

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design
The cost of this sofa is $ 100,000
The main advantages of using 3D printing in this area are:
  • new opportunities in design solutions;
  • implementation of complex exclusive projects;
  • the cost is lower compared to traditional production methods.
Let us tell you about 3 designers who use Raise3D 3D printers to create interior items and furniture.

Wanhao Chai - designer and owner of Yujia Metal Science
The company Yujia Metal Science creates exclusive metal furniture, and Raise3D N2 is used to optimize production processes.

Wanhao Chai says: “A 3D printer can improve efficiency and save labor costs. Products become clear visually at the prototyping stage, you can see all the details and quickly make corrections. ”

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design
The sofa printed on Raise3D N2
The company Yujia Metal Science creates household items made of metal: partitions, doors, windows, furniture, wine cabinets, metal decorations, and other interior elements.
Positioning itself as a boutique of designer furniture and exclusive production, Yujia works in a narrow segmented direction - custom-made interior items.

Yujia Metal Science turned to 3D printing for a solution to the main problem - to increase the speed of production and the frequency of production of new products.

Before using 3D printers, Yujia ordered very expensive wooden prototypes.
for checking and matching models. Before making the steel version, this process was repeated many times. Many plants do not welcome this format of cooperation with small-scale production, considering it not rational to spend time on the production of individual prototypes.

Therefore, Yujia often found itself in a difficult situation and was rejected by companies due to the
small volumes of its orders.

Using Raise3D 3D printers, the company succeeded:
  1. Reduce production time by using 3D printers, as well as by dividing the printing of prototypes between several printers.
  2. Reduce costs by reducing the required labor force and using cheaper materials for prototypes.
  3. To transfer the manufacture of prototypes and products completely to their own production. Due to this, they got rid of unnecessary costs and uncertainties that were inevitable when working with outsourcing companies.
  4. Create large and most complex versions of projects, thanks to a large printing area and high precision Raise3D.

Production process

For the manufacture of prototypes need only product drawings, slicer, plastic for printing and printers Raise3D N2. In the beginning, the required file is converted to STL, then the print preview is used to minimize the number of supports and optimize all layers, layout of the elements, model appearance.

The purpose of printing the first model is to see the appearance of the structure. Using the printed prototype, the designer can physically interact with it, see all the nuances and shortcomings, decide on changes and quickly correct the model.

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design
Metal parts and legs will be used in the final design of the chair.
As a result, the use of 3D printers achieved:
  1. 91.67% reduction in total production time
  2. 75% reduction in working time
  3. 99.17% reduction in prototype costs
Marco Rubini, an Italian architect, and designer.
Prints furniture prototypes on Raise3D N2 Dual Plus.

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

Marco founded his own design studio in 1992. The main directions of its activities: design development and consulting in the field of architecture. For Marco, it has always been important to offer his clients customized solutions, in which the N2 Plus is currently helping him.

He uses Raise3D to print prototypes and original pieces of furniture on a 1: 1 scale.

Most of all, in a 3D printer, Marco appreciates his endurance and durability, taking Raise3D as a workhorse.
3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

Cory Zverlin (Still Alive Lights LLC) - printing lights on a 3D printer.
Corey designs designer ceiling lamps for LED luminaires (including solar panels).

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

On the Raise3D N2 Plus, he prints the ceiling in the form of animals, flowers and more. To achieve maximum transparency and best light transmission, Corey adjusts the smallest thickness of the model in the print settings. For his creations uses the usual PLA plastic.

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

3D Printing in Furniture and Interior Design

Currently, 3D printing allows you to create complex objects of unusual shape, the production of which in other ways most costly and difficult to implement. Additive technologies can increase productivity and reduce the cost of materials and labor, which is why many companies are already using 3D printing and 3D scanning to produce furniture and interior elements.

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