3D-Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard

Using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technology and selective laser sintering, American Standard has launched the first commercially available 3D-printed faucets. Created out of a high strength metal alloy, the faucets feature intricate structures of concealed waterways that converge at the top shortly before reaching the aerator, creating the illusion of water emerging magically from the spout.

One design is a mesh of delicate latticework, while another has the waterway separated into four thin sections. The third presents the water from 19 CFD designed waterways to create a rippling effect. In the selective laser sintering process, a computer-guided laser beam fuses, or sinters, powdered metal into the shape of the faucet with high heat and pressure. Handfinishing is then required to smooth the extraneous metal and reveal the faucet design.

The NSF-certified faucets will be available sometime in the next year and will retail between $12,000 and $20,000. Yes, they are luxe, but what an incredible way to shake up the industry. The potential here for architects and designers is incredible.

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All images courtesy American Standard.

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