3D printed wooden windows from Sweden

In October 2019, NorDan was the first window manufacturer in the world to launch 3D printed windows for commercial sales. The first 3D printed windows series are circular windows. The products are…

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3D metal printed key – Swiss start-up develops solution with selective laser melting

Stealth Key is the first 3D metal printed key that provides unparallel levels of key duplication security. Today, conventional high security keys provide little barrier to unauthorised 3D printing…

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Fotoblech – Graphic metal design with perforated grids

A new manufacturing innovation from the Alpine region is further blurring the boundary between two and three dimensional design. To produce a sheet of photographic metal the relevant image is punched…

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Gravity Stool – Shaping in a magnetic field

The unusual geometry of the stool is formed by utilizing gravity and a magnetic field. The designer Jolan van der Wiel has built up a machine with a large magnet and presented it at imm Cologne 2012.

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Written by Laser-foam

The technology is based on melting the surface of the plastic and foaming the material using a laser beam. Gas bubbles form, which are firmly integrated into the material structure.

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