american standard splashes out 'DXV' line of 3D printed metal faucets
 
american standard splashes out 'DXV' line of 3D printed metal faucets
jun 08, 2015

american standard splashes out 'DXV' line of 3D printed metal faucets

american standard splashes out ‘DXV’ line of 3D printed metal faucets
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north american plumbing and building product manufacturer american standard, revealed a ‘DXV‘ line of metal 3D printed faucets that revamp the way water cascades into the sink. the process opens new creative possibilities for the design and function of faucets, permitting original ways to present water with a entirely different user experience. the faucets were made using a method of 3D printing called laser sintering. the way the procedure works, is a computer guided laser beam fuses powdered metal into the shape with high heat and pressure. a solid metal block arises out of the powder, with the unique waterways embodied inside. 

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to make the stylized channels feasible, the design team used computational fluid dynamic technology to insure efficient water flow through the distinctive waterways. the actual printing takes about 24 hours to finish, and afterwards, the block requires a final hand finished sanding and polishing process to smooth the texture of the metal faucets. american standard hopes 3D metal printing will democratizes design and decentralizes manufacturing and give rise to mass produced personalized products. the ‘DXV’ 3D printed faucets from american standard will be available within the next 12 months through an exclusive network of showrooms.

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  • There is something wrong with American sense of taste…

    Internautas
  • I like it, but I would not want to clean it!

    Bas
  • Absolutely stunning innovation & creativity in a product long standardized. Fresh new and interesting perspectives! Bravo to the artists/creators! Can’t wait to see them come to market. Am guessing they’ll be quite expensive tho…
    What would be really fantastic, is if consumers could design their own if so desired…?!

    WenZen
  • Naa, the first one is not that ingenious, but the second and third are awesome. They show the almost infinite possibilities of 3D printing when you start to design that way. Fantastic.

    Dirk16
  • Love them all. beautiful products and even more beautiful in person! Can’t wait!

    Lisa Mende Design
  • Should have left the stage after the first one. Stunning/handsome. The other looks like exercise rather than performance.

    Jim

    jimcan
  • beautiful designs!! that’s a good use of 3d printing!

    marvin

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