IKEA Uses 3D Printing

For all of us at Advanced Design Concepts, it’s very exciting to see large companies using 3D Printing to streamline the manufacturing process. Needless to say, we were thrilled to see that IKEA uses a 3D Printer to make some of its plastic eating utensils. The original video, which we found from a blog post on a website called “3D Printing is the Future”, illustrates the process of rapid prototyping very well. Taken straight from YouTube, the video that was included in the blog post is a five-part clip from a National Geographic program. The program takes you behind the scenes of IKEA factories, showing exactly how they produce their products.

The most awesome part of the YouTube clip that we found illustrates how IKEA engineers use 3D Printers to make plastic knives, forks and spoons. Unfortunately the clip is a bit long, and the portion of the video that shows the rapid prototyping process is only around a minute and thirty seconds. This is why we have taken the initiative to cut the clip from the original YouTube video and produce a video of our own. Check it out on our new Vimeo account!

Screenshot of the video on ADC's Vimeo account


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