Tired of your plain old sink faucet that looks just like every other faucet in the world? Then you are going to fall hard for these 3D-printed faucets that look almost impossible they are so out of this world amazing.
American Standard, a U.S. faucet manufacturer, has made the impossible possible thanks to 3D-printer technologies. Their latest collection of bathroom faucets defies all rules, looking more like works of art as opposed to a standard appliance.
Using traditional faucet-making methods it is pretty much impossible to create many shapes out of metal. Selective laser sintering is reshaping old boundaries by using the power of lasers and heat to fuse metal powder and produce unique parts and shapes.
While this technology has actually been around since the 1980s no one has used it to design a faucet prototype before. American Standard claims they are the first to offer ready-for-market faucets made by printing with metal.
These faucets are expected to be available to the public within the next 12 months. If you install one of these exclusive faucets in your bathroom you will certainly receive a lot of compliments, but you’ll also pay a pretty penny for it. “The estimated retail price will be somewhere between $12,000 – $20,000.”
Perhaps one of the most interesting faucets included in their latest collection is the angular geometric faucet. This particular faucet was created to imitate “the experience of water. The water is presented to the user as a stream bouncing on rocks in a riverbed… the team used Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technology to adjust each of the 19 waterways to achieve the proper effect.”
It takes around 24 hours to print each faucet, which then requires hand finished sanding and polishing to create a smooth textured finish.
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