What are they?
Too large to
A toy for
3D Printers are
good for making
3D printers (or
Comes 8x8 to
Cost of an
It saves lives
Choose a design:
Open source designs
3D Scan to Model
Design your own
Currently over 30 materials available
Material that mimic human cells
Process called “Additive Manufacturing”
“THE FUTURE IS
IT IS JUST NOT VERY
- William Gibson, Sci-Fi writer
PRINTED A SHIT TON
OF COOL THINGS.
GADGETS & GIZMOS A PLENTY
Fully function instruments and camera
People are already innovating on
design and function.
To the right a 3D printing “Pen” 3Doodler raised
more than $2M on Kickstarter.
Below, a 3D Printing “Vending Machine”
Brands are starting to play
Staples sells home printers in stores
Amazon 3D store and online market
Google Sketchup 3D Warehouse
The piece’s intricate lace-like texture was created with precision by
lasers (in a process known as Laser Sintering) and would have
been impossible to realize any other way.
Recycle Clothes into New designs
PERFECTLY FORMED TO YOUR BODY
DITA VON TEESE
The gun was assembled from separate printed components made from ABS
plastic - only the firing pin was made from metal
Parts for Assault Rifles. Blueprints for parts have
already been downloaded hundreds of
thousands of times
Urbee can drive from
SF to NY on $10 of
GE and China are
developing parts for
jets and planes to
Reduce waste and labor
Can print entire zones
Battery smaller than a gran of sand
which means high powered tiny
robots and mini medical implants.
Motion sensor gloves
Teeth, jaws, splints, prosthetics and parts of skulls
that are perfect duplicates of patient’s are being
implanted saving lives!
We’re even printing
human stem cells,
meat, human organs,
urethras, and entire
body parts and even
Pictures: Ear, DNA, steak,
human stem cells, lung
“[Our lab uses] a desktop inkjet printer, but
instead of using ink, we're using cells.”
SORCERY. ALCHEMY. SCIENCE.
“Any sufﬁciently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke
Quality, Materials, Speed, Cost, Time
The 3rd power law of 3-D printing: Everything from cost and time
to amount of material increases to the third power.
BUT REALLY, 3D HAS ALREADY DONE SO MUCH...
WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE?
OVERVIEW OF 3D
(The more intricate, the less cost.
Flipping traditional design strategy in
Easy access to online
community of designs, or
simply 3D scan (Kinect ps4)
From ceramic to human
Auto/plane less emissions
B2B- B2C structure:
Direct to consumer?
Peer to peer?
A printer in every home?
Guilt free meat?
Possibly a “disease free”
Intellectual property theft
Regulations need evolving
Spurs rapid prototyping &
Artistic & technical skill
become high value
“Musicians used to make money selling
music. Now Apple makes money selling
How will 3D printers one day shape and kill
What are all the things we
use daily that we can 3D
print one day?
Work in groups/partners to kill as many
industries as possible. Write as many as
you can think of with an explanation for
If people will one day be able to print
everything they need, that means the
designs and raw material will be what
is valuable. With information piracy
rampant, how will companies protect
Will people even need
What are all the beautiful possibilities of 3D
How will this reduce
Are we going to print our
bacon? Is that better for the
Work with a different partner/group to
think of as many ways as possible 3D
printing can do good in the world. Come
up with as much as you can.
Can we place 3D printers in
developing countries to provide
printed aid, or glasses, etc.
How will 3D printing help spur
What are things you’d like to
invent or prototype using a 3d
Individually or with a partner, come up with a
cool idea, invention, business, process, way
of doing things that might be possible with
3D printing. Draw if you want to.
In the way Etsy and Kickstarter has
empowered thousands to chase their
dreams and make whatever makes them
happy, what kind of cool/strange/weird
things will come out of 3d printing?
Guitar- Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/
3D Car http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/plastic-3d-printedcar-ready-for-the-streets/14330
3D printer mimic human-like tissue http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
Additive Manufacturing – The Engineer http://www.theengineer.co.uk/
Dreambox Vending Machine http://mashable.com/2013/03/07/
Modern Meadow Printing Meat http://www.core77.com/blog/
Make Eyewear http://www.makeeyewear.com/
3D Couture - Paris Fashion Week http://www.pddnet.com/news/
3D Gun site gets license to make and sell Firearms http://
Defense Distributed Master Plan http://defensedistributed.com/
3D printer could test gun-control efforts – Washington Post http://
1899 view of 2000 http://publicdomainreview.org/2012/06/30/
3D Skull – Mashable http://mashable.com/2013/03/07/3d-printedskull/
3D Printing Clothes at Home http://www.psfk.com/2013/03/3dprinted-clothes.html http://jhharris.prosite.com/104313/973830/
Camera Gear –Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/7777773/
3D Bike http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/09/eadss-airbike-isa-3d-printed-nylon-bicycle-actually-looks-rat/
First 3D printed human liver http://www.newscientist.com/article/
3D Printed Ear http://www.livescience.com/27280-3d-printed-earcreated.html
3D Printed Organs http://www.designboom.com/technology/3dprinted-organs-from-regenerative-living-cells/
Where to download design files http://www.solidoodle.com/how-to-2/
Pirate site for 3D Designs http://thepiratebay.se/blog/203
Printing a Human Kidney – TED http://www.ted.com/talks/
3D Flute - Engadget http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/29/3dprinted-concert-flute-rapidly-prototypes-sound-video/
3D print 2012 Year in Review http://www.3ders.org/articles/
3D Printing Revolution Infographic http://holykaw.alltop.com/3dprinting-how-long-til-the-revolution-infographic
Ponoko Making System http://www.ponoko.com/3d-printing
Planningness Bud Caddell http://vimeo.com/42811532
Fortune 500 Turnover http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedFiles/