This time, Mayhem and I were spitballing and the topic of 3D printing came up with potential uses for the stuff.
There will come a time when it will be economically sane to create 3D printed furniture. We even figured out how such a furniture shop will work.
Firstly, you have to have the huge furniture-printing set-up in the window. On slow days, you can draw customers in by printing examples of the things you sell. On fast days, well… It’ll be going hammer and tongs, so you don’t need to fret.
Halfway through printing seating, the printer will pause so that the friendly staff [or the customer] can insert permacushions if that is part of the pattern.
Printed furniture will only cost materiel plus a little surcharge.
And if it breaks or is damaged, they can break it down and re-print it for a very small fee.
Cheap as crap, you don’t have to worry about warehouse fees, and the display modules are infinitely replaceable.
And all anyone really has to do is figure out the colors-on-demand thing and it’s golden.