April 6, 2014

3-PRING Product is a new D.I.Y. idea proposal that enables users to change the usage of each product. Designed by Japanese studio TAKT Project, this latest series of creation gives consumers the power to transfer their everyday objects to something new by adding 3D-printed parts.

'Attachment Clock' is Alarm Clock + 3D-printed parts + Suction cup

The four experienced designer of this Tokyo-based design agency has previously worked with consumer goods brands MUJI and Sony on several projects. This time they used ready-made products of MUJI as an example.

"Just like a 'sampling techniques' in music industry which create new tracks by quoting a track or sound in the past, we can create original products by quoting a ready-made product, and adding pieces made by 3D printer. In this instance, We treat a 3D printer as a music instrument that can enhance the prospect exponentially for this 'sampling' process."

The joint parts for plastic product, and connections that are based on existing sizes, expands the possibility of customization and cross the bridge between industrial design and DIY culture.

The project was still experimental. The designers want to show that rather than choosing "consumer" or "manufacturer", there are possibilities for new creation that stands in the middle and connects two of them. the '3-pring product' uses 3D printing to reinterpret the products of their daily life into individually customized pieces.

'Stacking Case' is Plastic Basket + 3D-printed parts

'Leg Case' is Plastic Basket + 3D-printed parts

'Book Rack' is Plastic File Box + 3D-printed parts

'Stand Shelf' is Drawer Unit + 3D-printed parts + Wooden Bars

'Table' is Steel Leg Chair + 3D-printed parts + Honeycomb Cardboard

'Pendant Light' is Plastic Basket + 3D-printed parts + LED

'Dress up Speaker' is a Bluetooth Speaker + 3D-printed parts

'Table Light' is a plastic basket + 3D printed parts + LED

Photo credits: Masayuki Hayashi


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Gandy wrote at 4/12/2014 11:37:42 AM:

these are tones of self-made and designed by professional cool staff on 3D sites however it does not attract mass consumer. This is long list, I'll name few and you can expand: 1. consumers today on a mobile set rather than on computer - while most of 3D sites and tools designed for computer 2. onsite and offsite shops full of similar cool staff 3. customization of goods still do not find right niches am I forgot something?

Chris wrote at 4/7/2014 8:40:23 AM:

I think the idea of this can lead people to start imagining many more things. I know that there are some things like this on Shapeways, but every unique item can lead to a few more who take the concept and use it in a different way. 3D printing allows much faster and easier access for everyone to do that.

Bogdan wrote at 4/7/2014 2:30:15 AM:

I agree with Proteus. Many many people don't understand that 3d printing is for prototopying...like making some custom parts in 1-2 pieces, which would be very expensive to do other ways. But 3D printing is not for common objects like making a Cup to drink tea ... or other stuff that is 100 times cheaper to make in millions of pieces in China ...

Proteus wrote at 4/6/2014 5:34:37 PM:

The world is still full of things that are better made w/o a 3D Printer. I like the idea of accepting this, and using the custom-designed 3D Printed parts to create something new without changing the nature of the "host" item. I'm not sure what makes this such a new idea, though, based on what I can find on Shapeways right now. Still, cool looking stuff.

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