Maximize interior design potential with 3D printing

3D Printing makes optimal use of space available and has great scope for creative exploration in interior design.

Complex designs can be manufactured to precision and rapidly

Conventional ways of designing interior spaces are limited in scope. Efficiency of space utilization is not maximized. 3D printing allows the designer and consumer to meet perfectly in the middle of their respective visions of a space and to maximize the utilization of the space available.

Conventional ways of designing interior spaces are limited in scope. Efficiency of space utilization is not maximized. 3D printing allows the designer and consumer to meet perfectly in the middle of their respective visions of a space and to maximize the utilization of the space available. Most critically 3D printing in interior design is not limited by material, since it can use a number of pliable materials to produce the item desired. 3D printing allows a great degree of specialization and customization of living spaces, in the same way that it allows the homes built even in the same building complex or area to be customized to specifications and needs. The manufacturing time required for 3D printing moreover is far less than conventional methods, and over a period of time, as markets develop for particular kinds of products the machines used to print themselves are fine-tuned, as are industry understandings of how market requirements can still be quantified despite the wide range of diversity in products.

Advantages 3D interior Design

Consider a simple object like a table lamp. Often when one buys a lamp for a study table to read or work late into the night, it requires a great degree of maneuvering in order to set up the lamp so that it does produce light in the exact spots one may want light. It is difficult to prevent clutter because the lamp’s shape is not designed specifically to the requirements of one’s own table. On the other hand, at Apex Research Laboratories, we encourage you to be part of the design process as well, to work on the specific needs you have, because the pace of daily life today demands that certain aspects of one’s work and leisure space are customized. While this is perhaps still possible with conventional methods, it would take a far greater amount of labor, investment and time to produce a space that is perfectly customized.

Creative Potential and customization

Conventional design principles make us standardize interior space and so large parts of our experience remain standardized and homogenous. To customize a space is to open it to its own fullest potential and with 3D printing this customization is no longer a luxury but rather a requirement, that is also sustainable.

Customization moreover is not limited to individual consumer spaces, but also extends the production of brands. Brands perhaps even more than individual spaces require minute specifications to be met, which are never entirely fulfilled with conventional methods. Potential ideas are cramped and stunted by the limitation of materials available. Brand spaces moreover require to produce a space stylized to suit the specific tastes of a customer, and to give the customer a unique experience that is unforgettable. This degree of refinement can be accomplished via additive manufacturing at costs that are drastically lower than conventional design methods.

Moreover, ARL also encourages students of design and architecture to participate in open creative projects, that aim to fully exploit the brilliance of an idea, and to see an idea concretized in a way that conventional technology cannot allow without arduous effort and a great deal of time, with the cost of failure constantly looming. Additive manufacturing allows the cost of failure to be minimized to an extent that many possible solutions to single design problems can be tried out.

Sustainability

Sustainability is perhaps the deepest and most critical part of the unfolding potential of interior design using 3D printing principles. Customization and sustainability are intricately connected. For a space to become fully sustainable it requires that it be customized in great detail to suit the rhythms of those that occupy it and allow the maximization of productive potential with the smallest ecological footprint. Conventional design philosophy cannot accomplish this degree of customization while remaining commercially viable, while 3D printing is designed to do precisely this.

What 3D printing allows moreover is for the product to be both extensively modelled on CAD software and also for it to be extensively prototyped at low cost. At ARL we encourage you to participate in the creation of your own designs. This opens up the imagination to consider the interior space of one’s workspace and accommodation not just from the point of view of what it is, but from the perspective of what it could be; any space or object is designable, re-combinable and customizable.

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