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Shadowbrook 3D Printed Faucet

CompanyDXV by American Standard
Lead Designers
ClientJean-Jacques L'Henaff
Prize(s)Gold in Home Interior Products / Bathroom Fittings/Appliances
Project LinkView
Entry Description

The Shadowbrook faucet is part of the first-ever collection
of 3D printed metal faucets, created using Direct Metal
Laser Sintering, a revolutionary additive manufacturing
process. While this technique has been used to create
plastic prototypes for years, these are the first ready-for-
market residential faucets printed in metal.

The faucet is printed using a computer-guided laser beam
that fuses powdered metal into the desired shape with high
heat and pressure. In revival of the tradition of bespoke
craftsmanship, the faucet is then hand-finished by an artisan
who gives it a rich, fine patina and feel that mimics the
texture found on antique silver pieces.

As water flows from the Shadowbrook faucet, it is
presented as a stream bouncing on rocks in a riverbed. The
poetic effect of this organic water flow was achieved
through the meticulous adjustment of each of its 19
waterways, a significant triumph of Computational Fluid
Dynamic technology.