Skip to comments.New 3D printer from BigRep lets you print full-size furniture
Posted on 02/21/2014 8:06:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Technology to bring 3D printing closer to the mass market is accelerating, though most 3D printed items tend to be rather small in size. To help demonstrate the effectiveness of printing larger items, BigRep, a company founded in 2014, opens the door to printing items such as furniture. The device is launching worldwide at large trade shows, and begins shipping in two months, with a $39,000 MSRP.
The BigRep One can print full-scale objects in sizes up to 45x39x47 inches, and has the ability to print plastics, nylons, Laywood (wood fibers mixed with polymers), and Laybrick (something similar to sandstone-type of material).
"We know that the need for 3D prints has increased enormously in the creative industries among architects, artists and inventors, among others," said Lukas Oehmigen, BigRep founder, in a press statement. "We have developed printing technology that lowers costs by about 90%, opening the door to a new dimension. Clients may now affordably produce life-size, three dimensional objects."
I’ve been wondering lately if these printers mean the end of big box stores. You just go to a 10 x 10 store front, tell the guy behind the counter what you want, and they just “print” it up for you. Or bring in your own program and load it up.
Well, whats the furniture look like, my daughters Barbie doll house seats? Will it do an electric chair?
Some of it looks pretty god.
Google search results here: https://www.google.com/search?q=furniture+made+with+3d+printer&newwindow=1&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_enUS441&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=VSUIU5idDOrMyQGrhoCgBA&ved=0CEEQsAQ&biw=1581&bih=1018
3-D Printer Ping!
If you want to wait a day or more and pay what a one-off item made with expensive material on an expensive machine costs, sure.
3D printing has it’s place. That place is not everywhere for everything.
3D, the company (DDD), has just made a partnership with Hasbro. They will have home printers so kids can make their own toys.
That wood chair is awesome! Very exciting. I like some of these. Modern and cool looking.
There will soon be a wood furniture co that will be as huge as amazon.
This is great! I have been interested in 3D printing for a while, but it has always been too expensive. Hopefully soon I will be able to afford one.
Please add me to the 3D ping list.
I have a 3D printer on my wishlist, but I can wait and let the technology mature a little more.
There are sub-$500 3D printers now.
Welcome aboard! My $280 printer (I splurged on a heated bed) is coming next month.
Big enough to print rifle stocks.
It would have made my exercise with making a custom stock for the step daughter much easier. She was left handed, right eyed, and tiny for her age. I ruined two 10-22 blank stocks getting one that she could use in competition.
Do not under estimate kids. I used to play a computer city building game call SimCity. Later versions of the game allow the player to design their own buildings and allow it to be used in the game. It involves 3d graphics and jpeg decals that can be put on the building. The key to architecture is not only structure but the color and texture of the building making it appealing visually. Individual players can upload their building designs onto a website allowing other player to download it for their game. Several building on the site were well made and were done by 13 year old kids who had an early knack in building design and architectural appeal.