Objet ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, announced today that its Objet30 Desktop 3D Printer was filmed for brand new Channel 4 series, Home of the Future.
What happens if you ask a normal family to boldly go where no-one has gone before - to live in the future? This five-part Channel 4 series, co-funded by one of the UK's leading energy companies E.ON, and produced by Twofour, transforms the lives of a family, filling their home from top-to-bottom with forefront technology and gadgets.
As well as having cutting-edge technology and gadgets to play with, the Perera family in Sheffield will be challenged by scenarios likely to come in the next twenty to fifty years.
Overseen by expert Chris Sanderson, the Pereras will discover how we may work, rest and play - as well as eat, travel, stay healthy and power our homes.
"The highlight, for me, was the moment the 3D printer arrived," says Sanderson. "It was hugely exciting to be able to design an object and see it being made in front of your eyes."
In an episode looking at home offices, the Perera family use the Objet30 Desktop to produce 3D printed pens.
The series looks at the effects of working from home and living in multi-generational households and asks: what will we eat when cheap food is gone and mass-produced meat is unsustainable? And the family face being shamed by their bin if they don't recycle enough and being temporarily banned from short car journeys (electric and hydrogen-powered, naturally).
But the future is not all bad news as the Pereras discover mind-controlled games, domestic power stations that slash their bills, robots they can control from the other side of the world, waterless washing machines, cars, lawnmowers and vacuums that drive themselves and the joys of growing your own fish supper.
The second episode of Home of the Future airs on February 19th, 7.00pm on Channel 4.
For more information, visit: www.channel4.com/programmes/home-of-the-future/4od#3290489