From the marketing department of Ikea A press release has just been launched announcing that the company has just launched what is today its first collection of objects completely manufactured using 3D printing. This new collection has been baptized with the name of Omedelbar and it's a collaboration with stylist Bea Akerlund.
Among the most interesting features of this collection, as you can see in the images, highlight the fact that, on an aesthetic level, we can talk about a series of 'hands'decorative which, according to Ikea itself, can be hung on the wall and even used as a jewelry hanger.
Ikea launches its first collection of objects made using 3D printing
In order to create this type of decoration, a specific laser-treated powder material has been used. To create each of these hands it takes approximately a few 40 hours since you have to work with a block of dust that must be treated and removed from the sculpture at temperatures of 177 degrees centigrade to later be placed in a sealed wooden box.
The really interesting thing about this technique is that it is possible recycle the powders that have not been used in the 3D printing process. In case the powders have a specific color, the truth is that the recycled powders will not have it, although they can be colored in a very simple way.
As for the touch of the hands themselves, tell you that this material is very similar in terms of properties to the nylon so we should expect a kind of hand made of a consistent, flexible and chemical resistant material. Another of the properties that make it unique is that it offers a high resistance to ultraviolet radiation.