Satori announced a partnership with Mahdi Name Design Lab to produce a series of 3D printed work-from-home tools.
Satori is a 3D print startup company that earlier this year unveiled their first product, a very high resolution desktop resin 3D printer, the ST1600.
The company initially focused on the dental market, as that is a popular — and profitable — area of 3D printing activity, but by no means is their technology limited to that domain. Indeed, when I spoke with CEO Chengxi Wang a few weeks ago she assured me they intended to branch into other areas.
That seems to be the case, as Satori announced a partnership with Mahdi Naim Design Lab on an interesting project. They explain:
“Satori is delighted to announce their partnership with Mahdi Naim Design Lab, following the recent launch of their desktop-sized industrial 3D printer, the ST1600. Satori’s collaboration with the Moroccan avant-garde design studio is centered around connecting art and technology, and 3D printing with a purpose.”
What exactly are they producing? It seems they are focusing on changes in lifestyle due to the global pandemic. They explain:
“Due to the pandemic, people around the globe are currently connected through shared experiences such as working from home (WFH). Designed with a purpose, the collection is based on creating useful, 3D printed WFH tools, with both an aesthetic design and functionality in mind, to inspire and improve your living and workspace at home.”
The idea here is to leverage the ST1600’s ability to 3D print finely detailed lattice structures in a practical way. For example, this very lightweight laptop stand internally is constructed with a strong lattice. Evidently the designer was inspired by bone, which follows a similar pattern.
Here’s another example, a USB holder that’s inspired by primitive chipped rock:
I particularly like this one, as I constantly lose those too-small micro SD cards. This design could be a fun way to keep them safe.
It appears that Satori is seeking additional partnerships of this type, and they have an official program for doing so. They explain:
“Satori is offering a Partnership Program for innovative companies that wish to bring their vision to life through 3D printing.
In the Satori Partnership Program, the Satori team will guide you to optimise product development and produce viable prototypes with Satori 3D printers. The selected partners will receive design consultation and printing guidance from our team of 3D printing experts, and a complimentary service of 3D printing of their product.”
This aligns with Satori’s strategy that I described previously, in which they believe there are a vast number of designers that cannot break into 3D printing due to their inexperience and perceived difficulty of the technology. In a way, Satori is creating their own customers with this approach.
If you’re a designer unsure whether you’re able to get into 3D printing and need assistance, Satori has a program for you.
Regardless, it’s all good for 3D printing.