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4AXYZ

We have developed a process and methodology to ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURE real wood furniture - digitally distributed and remotely produced

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website 4axyz.com

Company Summary

Solid wood furniture has always been produced SUBTRACTIVELY from larger blocks resulting in wastage. Disappearing skills make solid wood furniture expensive. With our robotic process we can produce customized furniture ADDITIVELY, on machines located anywhere. We offer mass customization which is globally consistent and of high quality. Our platform enables designers to sell B2B for projects and B2C for individual pieces, around the world.

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    Samir Shah
    Founder

    Samir is a graduate of architecture from premier institution. His experience in design and manufacture of furniture goes back to 1988. His ability to adopt and modify new technology for an old industry, and innovate consistently, has resulted in creation of our unique process. For the very same reasons, he remains a consultant and technology advisor to furniture designers and manufacturers.

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    Judson Beaumont
    Furniture Design Consultant

    Judson and his company Straight Line Designs is a workshop that has been operating out of Vancouver, BC for the past 27 years. Judson and his team have designed and constructed furniture for clients such as Princeton University, YVR Airport, and BC Children's hospital, among others. "If you can dream it, you can certain build it," says Judson. He was recently recognized as the winner of the BC Achievement Award for his work with Pine Beetle Wood

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    Abir Shah
    Co-Founder

    Abir holds a degree in chemical engineering from McGill University. His internship in 2009 at a furniture factory gave him his first practical insight into the industry and a taste of things to come. His knowledge of materials, and keen focus on engineering principles have aided in the development of the 4 AXYZ process. His strong analytical thinking abilities are an asset to the team.

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    Shikhar Shah
    Co-Founder

    Shikhar has spent time reviewing quality control at a furniture manufactory. Reviewing the end product has taught him working backward down the process to understand the flaws and trouble-shoot as needed. That makes him the devil's advocate of our team. His familiarity with 5 international languages makes him a key component of the team

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    Rajiv Dholakia
    Strategy & Business Advisor

    Rajiv is an engineer, entrepreneur and now, a Silicon Valley veteran. He is currently a VP at NokNok Labs and has had similar success in the past at Symantec, PGP and Cenzic, among others. He works from the earliest stages to help and guide young startups to help them acquire the funding they need.

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    Chunping Dai
    Materials Technology Advisor

    Chunping is a wood materials scientist at the University of British Columbia. He has several patents to his name and has over 20 years of experience in his field. Chunping has established himself as a leading expert on wood composite products and continues to provide valuable insight to stimulate continuous innovation.