Areas, where 3D printing technology can play a role in the production process, include full-scale prototyping and large-scale printing of furniture; creation of printed components for furniture; replacement furniture parts; ergonomic testing; printed furniture connectors, reverse engineering, and rapid prototyping. 3D printing is ideal for manufacturing innovative components that have both aesthetic value and new functionality that can enrich products.
FDM-Applications in Furniture
The FDM principle is based on fused deposition modeling, and the material is usually made of plastic into filaments, called fused filaments. During the printing process, the FDM printer heats the fused filament to a molten state and then extrudes it onto the printing platform through the extrusion head. The extrusion head stacks the molten filaments layer by layer at a certain speed and temperature according to the path and shape indicated by the code, ultimately forming a three-dimensional object.