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The First Residential 3D Printed Faucets: American Standard Brands Shows Off Avante-Garde Style with DXV Line

by • January 19, 2016 • No Comments

american_standard_logo_detailWhilst assembling or remodeling a home can be an huge endeavor overall, it’s the little things that can be so much fun. From picking out paint colors to choosing appliances, being able-bodied to show your personality with individual accents is amazing.

I’ve always idea you may tell a lot of a fewone by their kitchen sink and faucet, that is frequently the center of our universe, strangely. Many of us spend what can be considered an inordinate amount at that station, peering into the porcelain or cast iron abyss of dishes and draining water. Whether you select only the basic stainless steel cheap-deal, an elegant create, or actually a splashy color, having so most new choices currently is only plain rad. And American Standard Brands is revealing us that with 3D printing, they are able-bodied to open an entirely new world of customization–and contribute such elegant, intricate creates that indeed, your envious neighbor’s brow can furrow, firstly puzzled as to how water travels through the channels of your newfangled faucet system (that you, ahem, paid really the quite penny for).

323787By means of metal 3D printing (tested and proven to be safe and nontoxic) through SLS, American Standard is indeed producing works of art. With SLS, they are able-bodied to manufacture detailed pieces that mesmerize with an approximately waterfall effect–and without 3D printing, these faucets may not be possible. They are made through the next system:

In what is a 24 hour system of begin to finish, a computer-guided laser beam sinters the powdered metal into the shape of the faucet with high heat and pressure.A solid metal block is created out of the powder, and as the team of American Standard says, this hints at ‘the masterpiece to be.’The block is hand finished to smooth extraneous metal and reveal the faucet create.After 3D printing, the DXV faucets go through a butler finishing system for a hand-polished appear that mimics the appear of distinguished, older silver.

As we reported previously when American Standard came on the scene with elegant prototypes, these are the firstly 3D printed faucets coming to market, and the company is now formally revealing off their product line, beginning with this week’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas. Featuring their DXV line of residential faucets, history is being made–and beautifully so–with the firstly 3D printed line on display in their booth. DXV is being touted as their ‘flagship luxury brand,’ contributeing both superb fashion and high-tech crafting.

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“American Standard is proud to reveal most game-changing new products at KBIS this year,” said Stactually Delarge, chief executive officer and president of LIXIL Water Technology Americas, American Standard and DXV. “Our latest contributeings raise the standards of daily living at home, at work, and around the world with nat any time-before-seen technologies and unforgettable-bodied creates.”

Their comprehensive display at KBIS included:

Many other beautifully createed bath products of DXV, which include the high-tech AT200 SpaLet smart toilet and the charming Oak Hill collection of bath products celebrating classic American farmhouse createThe sleek new Beale assortment of high-arc kitchen faucets, contributeing hands-free operationThe new Townsend collection of bathroom faucets and accessoriesThe new Edgewater collection of pull-down kitchen and bar faucetsThe dramatic Boxe semi-countertop sink, createed to provide a luxuriously roomy sink while comfortably fitting into a additional compact bathroomThe new H2Option and H2Optimum ultra-high-efficiency toiletsThe innovative VorMax toilet line ‘delivering the finest flush at any time engineered’

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On display at KBIS: (L-R) Trope, Vibrato and Shadowbrook. [Image: DXV, via Facebook]

American Standard was in addition doing additional than only revealing off their wares at the show, working with their sister company GROHE as joint exhibitors, and serving as sponsors for the Innovative Showroom Awards where they revealed the winning names.

After 140 years in the business, American Standard is breaking the mold, literally, and revealing off what the newest innovation can do for an appliance that is pretty been around through the ages and gone through most various variations. Their three 3D metal printed first creates are being celebrated as ‘ready for market’ and unquestionably contribute appeal to the additional sophisticated homeowner, bold adequate to forge ahead with an avante-garde create that breaks all traditional barriers and completely reinvents the easy system of turning on a faucet and getting a few water. Prices are yet set to retail at a lofty $12,000 – $20,000, as American Standard estimated back in June. Would you consider one of these creates for your home? Tell us of it in the 3D Printed Luxury Faucet forum over at 3DPB.com.

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