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Product Spotlight: 3D Printed Faucets
from DXV by American Standard
DXV by American Standard is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the first commercially available faucets created
through 3D printing. The line features three designs created to explore
the fluidity of water.
Using a process called selective laser sintering in which a
computer-guided laser beam fuses powdered metal, a faucet can
be printed in about 24 hours. After, it is hand-finished to smooth
extraneous metal and to create a hand-polished look that mimics
the texture found in silver pieces. This process allows the faucets
to take on never-before-seen designs which incorporate voids and
In addition to passing NSF certification, the three designs will be
submitted to receive the WaterSense designation, marking them as
having met water-saving standards.
The process of bringing the faucets to life through 3D printing is
aimed at democratizing design and decentralizing manufacturing,
eventually upending the design and construction industries. All three
designs will be available through an exclusive network of showrooms
within the next 12 months, and the estimated retail price will likely sit
between $12,000 and $20,000.