Lowe’s partners with Sculpteo to offer in store 3D printing
Lowe’s Innovation Labs has created a new program in Orchard Supply Hardware to bring customers simple, fun experiences when they’re designing and producing items for their home with 3D printing. Of course, Sculpteo will be there to 3D print all these creations.
If you have ever wanted to use 3D printing to customize your furniture and give a personal touch to your home, but you’re not graduate in design, we bet that you’ll become enthusiastic about the new initiative developed by Lowe’s Innovation Lab in partnership with Sculpteo” Lowe’s Innovation Lab. Last week, they have opened their first 3D printing space to help people willing to design and 3D print home accessories.
Great news for all our Californian friends! The first OSH opening such a 3D printing space is based in Mountain View, California. Customers at OSH can customize the color, shape and material of light switch plates, address plates, door handles and cabinet knobs on a dedicated in store interface. If you’re not planning to visit the Golden State in the forecoming days, you can also live the on-line experience directly on www.osh.com
Customer can choose to use the 3D-printer in store or get other material and quality by ordering on-line. Lowe’s uses Sculpteo 3D Printing Cloud engine to proceed these on-line orders and asked us to 3D print in Sculpteo factories and deliver directly to the customer.
“The home is very personal and 3D printing gives homeowners unprecedented access to build items that reflect their individuality,” explained Kyle Nel, executive director of 3D Printing by Lowe’s Innovation Labs. “Until now, it’s been hard for the average consumer to benefit from this technology because of the cost and complexity, so we are bringing customers an approachable and affordable customization experience.”
For the first time in a retail setting, customers can also scan certain items, such as out of production antique home accents, to create 3D models for printing. This project has been conducted by Lowe’s Innovation Lab with the consultancy Authentise and include also the great folks of CGTrader.
The 3D printing space has opened last week and is fully functionable. If you want to experience the best in 3D printing customization for furniture, you’ll know where to go.