Introduction: Marsupial Chair - CNC Milling From 3D Model

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In the following steps - I'll quickly explain the process that I used to prototype an organic chair that I modelled in 3D software.

I developed the prototype in the FabLab Lisboa:

Author: Diogo Pereira

Marsupial Chair:

Step 1: Creating the 3D Model of the Marsupial Chair

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I modelled a chair in 3D and I decided to develop the prototype in a CNC milling machine, to study the egonomy of the model. To develop the prototype I contact the FabLab Lisboa that has a CNC milling machine.

Step 2: Preparing the 3D Model for CNC Milling

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I sliced the 3D model in slices of 5 cm's - the same thickness of the Styrofoam Boards.

Step 3: CNC Milling the Slices

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After slicing the 3D model - I attached the slices in different groups in order to organize the CNC milling process and monetize the styrofoam boards.

Step 4: Gluing the Styrofoam

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After finishing the CNC milling process, I glued all the slices and I presented the prototype in FabLab events, in Lisbon - in which the prototype is making success.


vladales (author)2016-06-01

Best chair i have ever seen!!! Bravo!!!

DiogoP (author)vladales2016-06-02

Hi. Thank you for your Feedback!

georgemorgan (author)2016-05-10

Nice What cad program did you use?

oliverb123 (author)2015-06-10


amberrayh (author)2015-05-28

That chair is rad! What material will you use for the finished piece?

DiogoP (author)amberrayh2015-05-30

Hi. For the final coating: I received an advise to experiment a quick process of coating with "self levelling resins" - it can be applied with a spray painting gun. I also pretend to develop some replicas in fiberglass or in sisal fiber.

MrE (author)2015-05-30

I think the word your looking for instead of "pretend" in intend. Pretend is to make believe or daydream. Just trying to help out.

tomatoskins (author)2015-05-28

This is awesome! I've always thought that CNC furniture is awesome!

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Bio: I have a degree in Scenography - Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon - I have experience in 3D Illustration & 3D Animation for advertisement; stage Design for 3D holographic Concerts/Art ... More »
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