Furniture by 3D scanning and 3d printing
Pull up a chair
You might want to sit down for this. There is a furniture maker in Manhattan that is going high-tech. These chairs are not like the chairs made in the old fashioned way. These chairs were designed by a computer and then made without the touch of any human hands. Does that sound crazy? Well, it shouldn’t if you know anything about 3D printing services and 3D scanning services. Right now there is a store in Manhattan called Print the Future. It is cranking out spiffy new furniture that has been machine crafted by a 3D printer. These pieces of furniture are not just hunks of plastic either, but they are stylish and comfortable to use. That’s why I told you that you might want to sit down for this.
Have it your way
The guys who came up with this had one main idea. The wanted to make furniture that puts the designing into the hands of the buyer. There are a lot of people out there who have some good ideas about how to design a chair or other piece of furniture. The only way that they could tap into those design ideas is to make a way that their designs could be printed out. This is where 3D laser scanning services and 3D printing services steps up to the plate. They are finding good furniture designs that are both comfortable and stylish. In order to get the furniture in the hands of consumers, Print the Future has to get the word out. They have a temporary shop set up to give people a look at what 3D printing technology has been able to do with the furniture industry. They can also let the public know that all this talk about “design your own” thing is not just an idea, but it is a reality. People can now design their own furniture.
Getting things going
It is hoped that once things get going, they can open up a permanent shop in Manhattan. Right now they are based out of Vancouver, and also working with some overseas companies. Soon those New Yorkers will be stopping in to discuss and plan their own 3D printed furniture. Within a 24 hour time period, customers can select a design a piece of furniture and then come back and take their furniture all for about $500-$1000. They are planning for a big success, too. They hope that within the next couple years they will hold 10 percent of the total market shares for 3D printing.
3D laser scanning services and 3D printing services has a lot of potential. Neil Patel, the founder and boss of Print the Future, knows though that it isn’t always a simple thing to get things started. New technologies like self-driving cars and drone deliveries just seemed like ideas that probably would never be realized. For that reason, Patel made a way for people to come and see for themselves that it is a reality and they the customers can really design their own furniture. The only downside is that if your back gets sore from sitting in your chair, you have no one to blame but yourself.
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