How KALLISTA is Changing the Rules of Design with Metal Additive Manufacturing 


3D Systems metal additive manufacturing and stainless steel materials enable first-of-its-kind luxury faucet for KALLISTA, which will be available commercially during 2018

When Design Studio Manager for KALLISTA, Bill McKeone, started designing the new Grid faucet line, he decided to throw the traditional rules of design out of the window: Instead of building a design around known limitations of traditional manufacturing he instead designed what he envisioned and then looked for a way to manufacture it. The answer to such a unique design idea was in 3D metal additive manufacturing or what we call Direct Metal Printing (DMP).

The KALLISTA Grid sink faucet is the very first of its kind within the vast Kohler family of businesses’ product portfolio. The design defies the normal standard requirements of external housing to instead deliver an open form utilizing discreet interior channels that allow the water to flow through the base. These interior channels would be highly challenging to produce using traditional manufacturing and so the design team turned to metal 3D printing.

To read more about the processes used and the results of the project, watch the video or view full case study.

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