3D Printing Making Way Into Interior Design
Although 3D Printing has existed for over three decades, the endless potential of this printing technology is still being realized in the home décor and design world. As professional interior designers in Boston, MA, at Mark Luther Design, we try to take advantage of this technology whenever possible as it’s relatively inexpensive and gives our designers the ability to create highly customizable products on demand while leaving plenty of room for experimentation and creativity along the way.
To help you learn more about 3D Printing, we’re going to put the jargon aside and put down terms and ideas in a manner that you understand. For starters, 3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing, and it turns digital 3D models into solid objects by building them up in layers. The technology was first invented in the 1980’s and has since found its way into our everyday life, including in architecture and interior design.
3D printing and its benefits.
3D printing allows for unparalleled design explorations. A great advantage is the high level of sustainable production, as the prints are made with a bio-plastic, and there is hardly any waste in the process. 3D printing with new and known materials influenced by traditional techniques results in entirely new functions and physical features.
3D printing is excellent for commercial applications for demonstrations and sampling before purchases. Designers can create samples to scale of items such as chairs, tables, lamps, accessories allowing the customer to view before purchase.
With 3D printing, designers can create a new prototype in just a few hours, making their workflow more efficient.
How does it work and how much does it cost?
A designer creates a 3D computer model and sends it to the printer, which layers the designer’s chosen materials to construct an object from the bottom up. It’s relatively inexpensive and gives designers the ability to create highly customizable products on demand while leaving plenty of room for experimentation and creativity along the way.
3D printing is relatively inexpensive compared to the actual product, saving the client from making costly mistakes. There are several 3D printing methods to choose from depending on your design requirements. However, price varies per item.
The Mark Luther Design team is a group of professional interior designers in Boston, MA that use 3D printing to provide the best interior design services to our clients across Boston, Wellesley, Newton, Concord, Carlisle, Lexington, Weston, Westford, Acton, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Lincoln, Milton, Winchester, Sudbury and the surrounding areas. Whatever your design vision, we use and expertise and technology to turn it into a reality.