3D printing is an amazing innovation. The capabilities they have is already great, but soon they will be able to much more. These are nothing like your standard printer because they actually print solid objects that are usable. In fact, they have even been used in medicine to print organs that can help sickly patients.
For a more definitive definition, 3dprinting.com says “3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created.”
Now this is not particularly the most fashionable bikini, but that does not stop it from being practical. The name of this bikini is the N12 and was printed with nylon 12 which is both flexible and strong. It also waterproof, which makes it the perfect idea for a swimsuit. The designers even say it gets more comfortable when it gets wet, go figure.
This is actually called “the first completely 3D-printed, ready-to-wear, item of clothing.” It is probably the most high-tech piece of clothing you would ever wear. If you are into comfort over style then choose this.
Determined Fan With An Impressive Arm
Seven-year-old Hailey Dawson of Henderson, Nevada, was born with a congenital disease that left her with just two fingers on her right hand. Scientists at the University of Nevada Las Vegas created a custom prosthetic arm using 3D printing technologies, and Hailey has put their work to good use!
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In February 2018, Hailey was given the chance to drop the puck before a Las Vegas Golden Knights match against the Philadelphia Flyers. She also had the opportunity to open another pro sports game in 2015, when she threw the first pitch in a game between the MLB’s Houston Astros and LA Dodgers.
Has your child ever drawn something for you and it was the most adorable thing you have ever seen? You pinned it on the refrigerator, you took a picture of it and posted it to Facebook and even sent it to your friends who do not have a Facebook. Well, now you can take it to the next level.
For $199, you can go online and have your child’s creation come to life thanks to 3D printing. Now you will be able to bring a real object, and not an image, to work with you. Place it right on your desk if you want.
A Lawn Mower!
This creation came about in 2014, made by a South African man, and it only took nine hours to print. We’ve seen 3D printing being a big help in the medical field, but now it seems it will play a part in domestic use. This is something all homeowners want to be able to print now.
The 3D printer he used is as large as a garage and printed at speeds faster than any other printer that was on the market. The printer’s creator, Hans Fouche, said he had been 3D printing for years and he was frustrated with at the long periods of time it took to print things. That is why he came up with his version that prints faster, saving time and money.
That Would Be a Castle
Dreams do come true! You can now easily just print yourself a castle. You do not have to dethrone an evil queen to get yourself a castle, you can just put one in your backyard now. The guy responsible for this as claims that he wants to change what people use to construct homes. He wants 3D printing to be an option.
The man’s name is Andrey Rudenko and this castle was an important step toward proving that people can make homes with printing. “When I started out, people struggled to believe this project would progress any further,” explained Rudenko.” The doubters turned into believers.
Van Gogh’s Ear
If you haven’t heard by now what might possibly be one of the craziest stories in the art world, then here is a little history lesson. Vincent Van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter who ranks among the best when it comes to artists. He was perceived to be a madman and that theory came to the light when he found out his brother was getting married. Out of fear of being abandoned, he cut off his ear because he heard wedding bells.
The cells were printed in a shape of his ear and were grown at a hospital. The ear is technically alive!
A Shakuhachi Flute
For all music lovers, this is for you. If you play music then you can now create your own custom instrument or get a replica of your favorite musician’s instrument. This is a Japanese flute printed with only a couple different finishes to it but for the most part, it is identical.
This particular item goes for $239 dollars. It is printed in Transparent Acrylic and firm translucent plastic with a smooth surface. This just completely opened the door wide for getting any instrument you see in video games or movies because now you can get your own with a simple print job.
The 3D-Printed Car
You are looking at the future in all aspects right here. The Strati may not be the first 3D car printed but it was worked on by competent corporations that helped make it be created in days, not months. It is a breakthrough for 3D-printed cars because it can actually drive!
They are working on production level 3D printing cars that can go on sale to the public. For all the companies involved in this breakthrough, they now have the power to create even bigger and better cars. Soon enough, the streets will be roamed with 3D vehicles.
The Self-Watering Planter
Watering your plants can sometimes be a hassle because many times you may forget. You neglect it until you see the plant start to turn brown then you go into panic mode and flood it with water and stick it in the sun! That may be an exaggerated version of your plant care technique but someone may have gone through that sequence.
The planter monitors when your plant gets watered so it allows for a flexibility for watering your plants now! It was made to be highly customizable by switching the colors for the reservoir and the pot. To make things even better, it is super easy to use.
World’s Smallest Working Drill
When you want to make something unique you can now turn to 3D printing as it is the perfect infrastructure to do so. You’ve already seen that it can create castles and cars, and now it can also create the world’s smallest drill.This tiny tool is at your service for whenever you want to build a tiny house for an ant. Whatever you want to use it for, it is now at your disposal.
New Zealander Lance Abernethy, who created this, loves smalls things. “I have always liked small things and have created small items since I was a little kid,” Abernethy tells 3DPrint.com.
You can now have any type of design you want for a phone case. No more checking Amazon or eBay to see if they have the specific design you have been looking for. 3D printing now makes it possible to completely customize how your phone looks. iPhone users should be ecstatic.
The first person who designed the 3D cases made it usable beyond being just a case. Janne Kyttanen made it look like a simple design but she also added slots on the back that make it able to hold two cards. You often see cases that act as wallets too now.
Pauline Van Dongen went and designed 3D high heels for all the ladies. She teamed up with FOC for the design and they were a part of their Future of Fashion exhibition in Amsterdam. Freedom of Creation (FOC) always supports fresh talents. They collaborate with design students on graduate projects as well.
The name of the heel is Morphogenesis and it is made out of laser sintered nylon. The heel won a Most Creative Collection award in 2010. What you see right here is the future of footwear. The most sought-after designers will soon be 3D printing their accessories.
Automatic Lawn Mower
A Roomba is an automatic robotic vacuum that roams around your home cleaning up your messy floor. It is not very tall and is extremely helpful, especially if you have pets who shed. Well, this is the lawn mower version of that. You print all of the pieces except for the metal cutter blade, battery, and motors.
This is also cool because it costs less than buying one that is printed off the market. It is not difficult to put together. You also get to create the boundary fence which is the barrier of which areas it avoids so you don’t have any accidents.
3D Printed Bionic Arm
For those who have lost an arm for any unfortunate reason, there are other types of replacements you can receive but now you can 3D print one that is similar to that of Ironman. One kid actually got one delivered to him by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) who had on his iron hand and they shook hands.
Prosthetics are also very expensive and cost anywhere between $3,000 to $30,000. The beautiful thing about the 3D printed ones is that they could come out to only a couple hundred bucks. “The hand works by detecting when nerve and muscle tissue is stimulated by signals from the brain,” as wevolver explains.
Make Your Own Drone!
Drones have made a huge leap in recent years. They are helpful and fun to use in many ways. For example, one drone was able to catch what looked like Sasquatch running through tall trees. Drones can also be used with you and your friends to make a cool homemade video of some sort.
Now with this new technology, drones can be designed and edited exactly the way people want them to be created, and not for a steep price. Everything is in your control when it comes to creating the type of drone you want when you request it to the company.
Sweet Tooth, Satisfied!
Candy is now being made by 3D printers. Those who have a big sweet tooth, get your money out! The treats can be created used with sugar or milk chocolate so the possibilities are not endless, but there are a large number of creations that can be made from this. One of the ways this is being utilized is by chefs making garnishes on cocktails.
The culinary world has stepped its foot into the 3D creations world and only looks to discover more ways to make different and better creations. Cake designs and garnishes are cool but there is still so much untapped potential there.
Titanium Bike Frame
People are passionate about biking and take their bikes seriously. Features like design, weight, and strength are highly important. Empire Cycles kept all that in mind when they formed the first 3D bike frame. The MX6-EVO is 33 percent lighter than an original aluminum bike frame and extremely strong.
The website of Empire Cycles says, “The design freedom afforded by additive manufacturing is immense and inspiring. … Continual improvements can be made easily. Rapid iterations can be made. There’s flexibility to make design improvements right up to production.” Bike enthusiasts should be thrilled upon hearing that. The ultimate bike can easily be constructed now.
Live like a boss with this 3D print. Well, maybe not a boss because a boss would most likely keep his money in a big bank. This idea is for the fun of it but is still pretty cool. Think of it as somewhat of a secret piggy bank.
If you don’t have the extra time to head to the bank on your way out then you can slide out this bad boy like a secret agent and grab the extra cash you have in it. It also works for stashing other valuable items inside of it. A fun and creative idea!
Who would have thought actual buildings would be 3D printed? Sounds like a stretch, doesn’t it? There is some debate floating around regarding this 3D printed building because Winsun, the Chinese company who made it, could have possibly stolen intellectual property from Americans and because the five-story building was printed in sections.
Barring all the negative comments, the outcome is still a sight to see. Winsun printed the office building walls at their manufacturing site. Then they shipped them off so the building could be finished. The rest of the building was completed with regular construction techniques, so that is also where some of the debate comes from.
3D Printing is the Future!
After witnessing all the great creations being made by 3D printing, one can’t help but be shocked. Road-ready cars are soon to come out and houses are right around the corner. Pretty much anything you can think of can come out of a 3D printer.
Clothing should be the next big wave because companies would be able to make more clothing for less money, in turn, making them more of a profit. One can only imagine what the future holds. Some might even think the HBO series Westworld can become a reality. Humans being printed is not out of the question.