The Making of Bits & Parts 3D Printed Chair
With this 3D printed chair, you can furnish your living room or office yourself and in a unique way.
Bits & Parts designed an awesome puzzle chair, which everybody can 3D print and put together making a furniture that you won’t find in any store. The design is available for free and our Chinese friends from Beets3D used it recently to test the capabilities of ZMorph multitool 3D printer. The results are really impressive.
Piecing the chair together
The biggest challenge in manufacturing the 3D printed chair was to keep track of all the various pieces and avoiding missing or doubling them.
Assembly of the puzzle pieces also wasn’t easy, because the pieces fitted closely together and sometimes they had to be forced in place. However, the way the pieces are designed and closely fitted makes the chair well balanced and durable, even without gluing it together (but we recommend it, just to feel safe).
For 3D printing of parts, people from Beets3D used ABS and standard Voxelizer present for 1.75 mm filament with power raft and support. They only bumped up the temperature of the worktable to 120 degree Celsius, to prevent the material from cracking. They were also able to repair the cracks with ABS Juice and some polishing, so they didn’t have to reprint whole parts. This is a huge advantage of ABS and quality of prints made on ZMorph with this material makes it the best pick for many 3D printing projects.
3D printed chair for your home and office
The 3D printed chair requires adding wooden legs to the printed seating. It also takes some time to complete it since single puzzle parts are fabricating from 2 to 8 hours, but the results will surely impress your visitors while making a comfortable seat. Once the chair is complete, it makes a perfect fit both for a living room in a modern interior as well as your office.
Free interior design projects
You don’t have to be an interior designer to create your own home decorations or even furniture. The web is full of great and free designs you can download and manufacture on your multitool 3D printer, like for example Geoflower pots or CNC milled Swiss Cheese lamp.
Look over various 3D model repositories and unleash your creativity!