Nick Coray

Home Hub 3D

3D printers are rapidly gaining in popularity. The recent US government’s scheme for decentralised manufacturing using 3D printing means that the use of 3D printers is going to increase and will soon be able to print products indistinguishable from traditionally manufactured products. People will eventually want this technology in their homes meaning they can get new products faster and personalised. The majority of products could be designed with repairability in mind, and as many 3D printer materials are designed to be renewable the environmental impact would be minimal.

To make 3D printers more accepted, an enclosure can combine classical concealment methods with a modern look. This printer proposal is designed with mid-century and Scandinavian furniture in mind.

BA(Hons)Design for Industry
Northumbria University