20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing

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Countdown of the top 20 most incredible new inventions made with 3D printing (a.k.a. additive manufacturing).

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20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing

  1. 1. http://www.wired.com/design/2012/11/coolest-3d-prints-movies-art-environment/ 1. Bond, James Bond. • This 1:3 scale replica of James Bond’s Aston Martin was 3D printed so that it could be blown apart in the latest Bond film Skyfall. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  2. 2. 2. 3D Printed Dress • This 3D printed dress was shown in 2011 at the Paris Spring Summer fashion show. The design was that of Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen. The dress was fabricated by Materialise. http://www.dezeen.com/2011/03/04/escapism-by-daniel-widrig-iris-van-herpen-and-mgx-by-materialise/ 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  3. 3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16907104 3. Prosthetics • This prosthetic jawbone was 3D printed from titanium. The implant was successfully used in surgery to replace an 83- year old woman's jaw in 2012. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  4. 4. http://mashable.com/2013/05/09/state-department-3d-printed-gun-takedown/ http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/03/download-this-gun-3d-printed-semi-automatic-fires-over-600-rounds/ http://www.hammillpost.com/2013/05/3d-printer-gun-making-is-now-a-reality/# 4. Fire Away • The blueprints to 3D print firearms are the source of much media attention recently. The U.S. government has banned the download of such blueprints. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  5. 5. http://www.geekologie.com/2013/02/a-tiny-3-d-printed-game-of-thrones-winte.php 5. Castle Doctrine • This small scale model of Winterfell from the HBO series Game of Thrones measures only 80x80mm in size. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  6. 6. http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/10/six-3d-printed-musical-instruments-and-what-3d-printing-could-do-for-musicians/ http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/29/3d-printed-concert-flute-rapidly-prototypes-sound-video/ 6. Musical Instruments • This guitar and flute are examples of how Instrument manufacturers are also tapping into the 3D printing game. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  7. 7. http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/fully-functional-bicycle-made-with-a-3d-printer 7. Make Me a Bicycle • The parts for this bicycle were 3D printed and then assembled. The material used is a significant magnitude stronger than steel by weight. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  8. 8. http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/19/4007178/3doodler-3d-printing-pen-launches-on-kickstarter 8. Small Scale Figurines • These detailed small scale figurines were printed using a $50 home unit called the 3Doodler 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  9. 9. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/31/esa_lunar_base_3d_printing/ http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_05_06_2013_p58-571520.xml 9. Moon Base • These digital renderings are examples of a hopeful project to send a 3D printer to the moon and use moon rock to 3D print building materials to construct a Lunar base. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  10. 10. http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/vegan-bacon-mobius-strip-3d-printed-shapeways- 537x371.jpg 10. Food • This Mobius strip of vegan bacon is the leading edge of a new 3D printing venture to study the prospects of printing food. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  11. 11. http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/urbee-3d-printed-prototype-hybrid-car-getting-closer-to-production-21-09-2011/ http://www.ecochunk.com/5279/2013/01/07/firanse-r3-is-a-3d-printed-ecological-car-for-the-future-world/ 11. Vehicles • The cars shown have 100% 3D printed bodies. At top right is called the “Urbee,” which is fully functional. Bottom left is the “Firanse R3,” which is currently in development. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  12. 12. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WITQ9Gmqej0/UYgGI8_3YMI/AAAAAAAAA5Y/fnbMblk4hpE/s320/bionic-ear.jpg http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/05/3d-printer-bionic-ear 12. Can You Hear Me Now? • This ear was successfully printed using calf tissue, and actually “hears” via an antennae of silver nanoparticles. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  13. 13. https://alistboutique.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/3d-shoes/ 13. Footwear • These 3D shoes were created for both art, fashion, and function. 3D printed sports shoes from Nike and New Balance are currently in the testing stage. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  14. 14. http://blog.stratasys.com/2013/05/23/objet-connex-respirator-design-reality/ 14. Breathe Easy • This 3D prototype respirator is currently in testing for the British military. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  15. 15. http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/2006/05/17/3d-printing/ 15. Art • The design for this hanging lamp was previously only able to be seen on a computer screen. Thanks to 3D printing it can be seen first hand. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  16. 16. http://weburbanist.com/2008/12/02/papercraft-creative-paper-art-design-sculpture/ 16. Paper • 3D printing is still close its roots in traditional paper printing. These 3D printed faces are made using paper pulp. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  17. 17. http://geekboy.it/projects/open-source-humanoid-robot-you-can-3d-print 17. I, Robot • This robot’s parts and human-like features were 3D printed, then assembled. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  18. 18. http://blog.stratasys.com/2011/11/10/tiny-3d-printed-car- with-moving-wheels/ 18. Itty Bitty • 3D printing allows for very small and intricate details, as shown here. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  19. 19. http://singularityhub.com/2013/04/04/first-fully-3d-printed-building-may-take-shape-this-year/ 19. Home Building • These concepts for 3D printing homes are set to begin fabrication this year. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing
  20. 20. http://ogasawalrus.com/myblog/?tag=3d-printing 20. Checkmate • These incredibly small chess pieces are meticulously detailed. The Rook actually has a spiral staircase through the center. 20 Incredible Things Made with 3D Printing

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