You Can Now Buy Your Own Piece of Design History: The Lily.MGX Pushed 3D Printing from Prototyping to Design
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Until then, 3D printing was considered more of a prototyping technology. The designing process for the Lily.MGX lamp already started in 2002 and the task sounded very challenging at the time: Janne wanted to explore technology used for rapid prototyping by creating a commercially successful consumer product. To turn his idea into reality, Janne printed his design in Polyamide , a powder-based nylon plastic, which is 3D printed during a process known as Laser Sintering.