berlin-based industrial designer leon laskowski illustrates how existing systems of mass production can be rethought and the complex logistic chains of global commodity flows can be radically shortened with the help of the innovation potential of additive manufacturing. the world’s first laser-sintered task light ‘all in’ emerges already assembled from the printer, which could stand anywhere in the world and save transport routes through local production.

 

 

everything in laskowski’s lamp — apart from the heatsink (the led and its electronic components) — is produced without any tools in one single location, in one piece, in one go, and from one material, eliminating need for manual assembly by almost 100% and pushing recyclability to a whole new level. the self-lubricant and abrasion resistant properties of the sintered polyamide powder lend themselves for longterm, mechanically demanding applications.

 

 

the custom development of laser-sintered friction hinges allows for their direct integration into entire mechanical assemblies. a single digital file replaces expensive industrial tooling, extensive assembly lines or costly storage. 

all in is designed to be folded into itself to be as space saving as possible during production and transportation while weighing less than 400g. with the currently available technology, 56 task lights can be produced at once on an industry standard laser sintering printer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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