IKEA provides on-demand 3D printing service for a range of deco items

It looks like every year, a subsidiary of IKEA – the multinational conglomerate that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture – explores the use of 3D printing to provide either a limited collection of items or an on-demand production service.

We started covering the company’s activities in the field five years ago when the company collaborated with Bea Åkerlund for a range of 3D printed accessories. Thereafter, we witnessed a collaboration with San Francisco-based prosthetics firm UNYQ to create 3D printed ergonomic chairs for gamers or even a collection of open-source 3D-printed accessories to “upgrade” its products.

It’s the turn of the German subsidiary to embrace AM for a range of decoration items. The latter can be produced on-demand following a simple online order from the customer. Called FLAMTRÄD, the collection includes a black head or a hand that can be used as a support for wigs, glasses or jewels at homes or in stores.

Those objects are 3D printed in PA12 using SLS 3D printing and are made available in black or white for a price that ranges between 29.99€ and 49.99€.

The availability of these products has aroused a positive feedback from the AM community that saw here another opportunity to further democratize 3D printing for consumers products.

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