Giant 3D Printer Loves to “Draw” Furniture
Startup Drawn repurposed a robot arm used in automobile assembly that can now print a sofa in one go
Startup Drawn has a 3D printer big enough to print a chair in two hours—no assembly required. The behemoth printer affectionately called Galatea was originally a robot arm used in automobile assembly. Sylvian Charpiot, the French founder, saved the arm from the factory closure and refitted it to become a different kind of builder.
The stunning device has already printed designer chairs, lamps, bookshelves and even coffee tables. The printer can create objects up to 1.5 meters high in a 2×2 meter field.