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ALL IN is the world’s first, entirely 3D printed task light, including all mechanical components and the particularity of specially developed, sintered torque hinges. Really everything except the heatsink, the LED and its electronic components, is thus toollessly produced in one single location, in one piece, in one go and from one material, eliminating need for manual assembly by almost 100% and pushing recyclability to a whole new level.
In contrast to a product often consisting of up to 100 different parts, ALL IN reduces this component count to less than 10. It is designed to be folded into itself to be as space saving as possible during production and transport, while weighing in at less than 400g. With the currently available technology, 56 task lights can be produced at once in an industry standard laser sintering printer.
ALL IN illustrates how existing systems of industrial mass production can be rethought and the complex logistic chains of global commodity flows be radically shortened with the help of the innovation potential of additive manufacturing. A single digital file replaces expensive industrial tooling, extensive assembly lines or costly storage. Formerly dozens of individual components of various origins, materials and coatings are being replaced by a newly conceived product, made almost entirely from one material, in one place, in one operation and on one machine.
The possible savings in industrial tooling and equipment, transportation costs, fuel consumption and storage space, potentials for material economy and recyclability resulting from such a new way of conceiving products are still unheard of.
Bachelor Thesis, Weissensee Academy of Arts
Supervised by Prof. Carola Zwick
Photography by Leon Laskowski
EOS Academia Award 2018
Design Iteration Award 2018
DesignPlus Award 2018
Finalist 3D Pioneers Challenge 2018
Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2017
Mart Stam Preis 2017