The Wall Street Journal's Leigh Kamping-Carder looks at how 3-D printing is affecting the home furnishing market, as the technology's price falls, and consumer interest in quirky on-demand items runs high.
For homeowners, that means a seemingly limitless new frontier in home decor that can be quirky or refined.
“It’s not only that they love the product,” says chandelier-maker Michael McHale, who uses 3-D printers. “They’re enamored of the story.”The online design community for Brooklyn-based 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot, for instance, offers up more than 700,000 free files--including a T. Rex-shaped showerhead.
Kamping-Carder looks at a variety of home applications in the article, some more useful and beautiful than others. While the lamps and faucet featured are stunning, the article also profiles a 3D-printed digital scale called the Milky Weigh that tells you how much milk you have left in a gallon.
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