3D for the creation and design of furniture
3D is revolutionary in the prototyping phase
A pencil, a drawing or a plan, the creation of furniture depended on paper to see the day. To make a model evolve, it was necessary to redo sketches and draw them from several angles. 3D was presented as a tool that facilitated the engineer and the designer to test, iterate, and make the product evolve. It has progressively become more and more important and has now become an indispensable part of the prototyping phase.
The usefulness of 3D in this context is to simulate a real piece of furniture, its implementation in space and all the details that we want to visualize or validate in this phase. It allows you to validate the concepts and prevent any problems that might arise before moving on to work with the material. The three-dimensional aspect allows you to work on your product from various angles, not to mention the speed with which you can realize the improvements you need to make to your prototype.
3D as a link in the production chain
If we go further, the digitization of factories and production workshops could be based on 3D models. Whether a workshop chooses to make part of its products in an automated way and the finishing touches by hand, or whether it gives a greater part to digital, the 3D product becomes a link in the chain.
For example, many pieces of furniture are manufactured partly with digital machines such as milling machines. In order to configure the tool for cutting, the program is based on a 3D model to “organize” its movement and optimize the use of materials.
So, whether it’s for early phase iteration and prototyping, or for use in partially automated factories where digital technology plays a major role, 3D could become the cornerstone of the furniture, kitchen and home industries.