This crazy intricate 3D-printed chair was built by robots

This 3D-printed chair was built by robots using a technique developed by two London-based designers called “air printing” that shortens the amount of time it takes to 3D print an object from one week to one day.

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“The challenge of air printing is ensuring the design is perfect so the robot doesn’t collide with what it’s already printed. This is resolved by designing a particular curve within voxels – the 3D version of pixels – that can be rotated in any direction, rather than slicing an object to be printed layer by layer. Like 2D images, objects can be built in high or low resolution. “People can take into account more detail, more data and more control, and that allows them more freedom to experiment with complexity and special forms,” said designer Gilles Retsin.



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