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1100 Yuan!IKEA Launches The First 3D Woven Seat

Oct 15, 2019

With the advent of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, more and more companies are actively embracing 3D printing technology. As a famous brand in the home furnishing industry, IKEA naturally did not fall behind, and began to ambitiously upgrade its business model with 3D printing technology. Recently, the Swedish company has launched a new 3D printing seat, which should be a 3D woven seat, which retails for $158 (about RMB 1097).

This seat belongs to IKEA's PS series of experimental products, the main body is the masterpiece of 3D weaving technology, available in two colors of ash and powder. Thanks to this technology, it is extremely lightweight, while at the same time achieving a uniquely simple appearance and providing a very personal comfort. As for the bracket part, it is made of stainless steel and is made by traditional craftsmanship.

The device that creates this seat is called an automatic knitting machine. By inputting a 3D digital model into it, it can be quickly weaved out. Advantages include:

1 can use a variety of common textile materials, such as wool, linen, cotton, polyester, etc.

2 high flexibility, can achieve almost any shape, and can use several different materials at the same time (as shown below)

3 finished products are seamless, so more durable than ordinary weaving

3D weaving technology has brought IKEA a new way to develop products, as its product designer Sarah Fager said: "We have seen shoes made with this technology. It is really a great The method is both flexible and efficient. In the future, we will use it to develop more new products."

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