marco hemmerling + ulrich nether form additive generico chair
 
marco hemmerling + ulrich nether form additive generico chair marco hemmerling + ulrich nether form additive generico chair
apr 09, 2014

marco hemmerling + ulrich nether form additive generico chair

marco hemmerling + ulrich nether form additive generico chair
all images courtesy of dirk schelpmeier

 

 

 

german designers marco hemmerling and ulrich nether have produced the ‘generico chair’, a product based on generative and additive manufacturing technologies. the process for developing the form involved a detailed analysis of structural performance, material properties and ergonomic demands, as well as technology production parameters. following an iterative design strategy, a material layout calculation resulted in reducing parts of the volume, while still enabling the necessary stiffness, comfort and functional requirements to be met. a 3D computer model was reviewed using FEM-software, to measure deformation and stresses before all the findings were integrated into a final 3D model.

 

 

the ‘generico chair’ will be launched during the milan design week at DIN, via massimiano 6, april 8-13.

 

 


the product is based on generative and additive manufacturing technologies

 


a material layout calculation resulted in reducing parts of the volume

 


the design responds to load forces and ergonomic conditions

 


detail

 


3D-model

 


FEM-model

 


diagram showing structure optimization

 

 

project info:

 

design: marco hemmerling and ulrich nether
FEM-calculation: mathias michel, imagine structure
3D-printing: stratasys
photos: dirk schelpmeier

 

 

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