Awesome 3d Printing

Dan Sultan: Magnetic

Dan Sultan: Magnetic

Dropbear Digital’s incredible music video for Dan Sultan’s track Magnetic was created through a mix of 3D printing, stop-motion, and projection mapping techniques to bring the singer’s digitized avatar to life. The behind-the-scenes photo album is equally fascinating.

DIY Rick & Morty Butter Robot

DIY Rick & Morty Butter Robot

“What is my purpose?” Redditor andredotcom modified a smartphone controlled toy tank and made a 3D printed body for it to make it look and sound like the existentially devastated butter robot from Rick & Morty.

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Dinara Kasko: Architectural Cakes

Dinara Kasko: Architectural Cakes

Dinara Kasko combines her training as an architect and as a chef to create cakes with eye-catching geometric shapes and lines. She designs her own silicone molds and makes them on a 3D printer. Siliko Mart will soon mass produce and sell her molds.

Life-size DOOM BFG

Life-size DOOM BFG

Bethesda Softworks UK teamed up with MyMiniFactory to 3D print one of the most ambitious weapon models ever – a life-size replica of DOOM’s ridiculously oversized Big F**king Gun. Have a roomful of 3D printers and tons of filament? Download the files here.

Qixels 3D Toy Printer

Qixels 3D Toy Printer

Qixels are tiny plastic blocks which fuse together permanently when you wet their sides. The new Qixels 3D kit now lets you create 3D voxel models one layer at a time, giving you a sort of Minecraft IRL 3D printer. Includes 600 blocks. 1200 additional blocks go for $18.

da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1 3D Printer

da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1 3D Printer
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da Vinci’s versatile 3D printer not only outputs ABS & PLA objects on a heated bed, but it can do 3D scans, and can be upgraded with an $199 laser engraver for cutting designs into leather, cardboard, wood and plastic. A junior model for beginners is also in the works.

3Doodler Create

3Doodler Create
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The leading 3D printing pen gets numerous refinements, making it easier to use, lighter weight, faster and smoother. Available in five anodized aluminum colors now too. Owners of the 3Doodler 2.0 can upgrade for 50% off.

How 3D Printing Works

How 3D Printing Works

Leave it to Mehdi Sadaghdar to come up with an entertaining introduction to 3D printing. Watch as he risks life and limb to make a tree using a glue gun, as well as exploding rockets using a dedicated 3D printer. More on his blog. All we are is 3D printeeeers

3D Printer Makes Music

3D Printer Makes Music

Most 3D printers use stepper motors to move their print head and platform. There’s an interesting side effect to this setup – you can use it to play music. Barnacules Nerdgasm demonstrates. Turns out the sounds can also be used to reverse engineer 3D models.

Project Escher

Project Escher

3D printing is awesome, yet its biggest flaw is its speed. While tech is in the works for faster printing in small scale, Autodesk has developed Project Escher, a combination of software and hardware that can orchestrate multiple print heads to build large objects quickly.

Nicetrails

Nicetrails

Nicetrails makes 3D printed scale models of landscapes out of GPX files, so you can commemmorate your hikes, bikes and other outdoor escapades. You can use a GPS drawing tool if you don’t have a GPX file on hand. Available as 2″, 4″ or 6″ long models.

Wave City Dining Table

Wave City Dining Table
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Designer Stelios Mousarris‘ second Inception-inspired table is much bigger than the first one, measuring 98″x 30″x 28″. Its continuous wood and steel sheet undulates to create a large crest and a tapered leg that support the glass surface.

3D Printed Steel Bike

3D Printed Steel Bike

Students at the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology and 3D printing company MX3D programmed a welding robot to “print” the cage structure of this awesome and unique bicycle frame. We love the open and organic design, though it’s probably still quite heavy.

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Run Baby Run

Run Baby Run

Animator Eran Amir created a series of 3D printed baby figurines then traveled through a variety of environments with the baby models on a rig, painstakingly snapping one photo at a time to create a seemingly around-the-world baby marathon. Making of video here.

22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube

22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube

YouTuber corenpuzzle made what he believes is the world’s largest order Rubik’s Cube. He designed and then 3D printed its 2,691 parts over 8 months. After a couple of failed attempts, he finally put the whole thing together in working order. Get the 3D files here.

Inception Coffee Table

Inception Coffee Table
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Designer Stelios Mousarris created this awe-inspiring coffee table of a city that bends over itself after seeing the movie Inception. It was built using wood, steel and 3D printing. Our biggest concern: The price? Nah. Keeping it free of dust bunnies.

Derby the Dog 2.0

Derby the Dog 2.0

Not that long ago, we met Derby, a dog who generously received a pair of 3D-printed prosthetics to improve his mobility. Thanks to the fine folks at 3D Systems, Derby’s legs recently received a major upgrade, which help him walk in a more natural, upright position.

Makerarm

Makerarm

Makerarm is a robotic arm with a variety of tool heads that allow it to 3D print (both filament and resin) write, draw, cut, carve, pick & place and more. You can also teach it new actions, control it over Wi-Fi and make multiple units work together.

Adidas Futurecraft 3D

Adidas Futurecraft 3D

This proof-of-concept running shoe has a 3D printed midsole. Adidas envisions that someday you can go into a shoe store, use a scanner and walk out with shoes that are customized to your feet. In concept form though, its outsole looks like it’s customized to last five minutes.

Form 2 3D Resin Printer

Form 2 3D Resin Printer

Compared to the Form 1, the Form 2 has a 40% larger build volume. It also has a self-heating resin tank, a new cartridge system that automatically refills the tank with resin and a slide peel and a resin wiper to improve print consistency.

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Fire & Bone Mini Metal Skulls

Fire & Bone Mini Metal Skulls

Using a combination of 3D printing and wax casting, Fire & Bone creates incredibly detailed, but tiny skulls of animals made from bronze or sterling silver. Some even have articulating jaws, like the miniature human. Each includes a 24″ chain and an optional display stand.

G3DP 3D Glass Printer

G3DP 3D Glass Printer

While it doesn’t have the precision of other 3D printers, MIT Mediated Matter Group’s and Glass Lab’s molten glass printer is still amazing, producing optically-transparent glass shapes that would be very difficult to make by hand.

Frankenstein Light Switch Plate

Frankenstein Light Switch Plate
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Etsy store 3D Printing Egg used Jeff Kerr’s designs to 3D print light switch plates that look like the antique lever switches that mad scientists often use in pop fiction. Available in six colors and as single or double switches.

Boulton 3D-Printed Eyewear

Boulton 3D-Printed Eyewear

Custom fitted sunglasses and prescription glasses. Send Boulton reference photos of your face and they’ll give you a preview of your glasses before making them. The glasses will come in five designs and five types of Polycore lenses.

3DSimo Mini 3D Printing Pen

3DSimo Mini 3D Printing Pen

A compact 3D printing pen that lets you draw objects in three dimensions. It heats super hot so it can handle a wide variety of materials, and can even solder. Down the road, it will get add-on tips for woodburning, foam cutting and more.

DM Blade Supercar

DM Blade Supercar

Divergent Microfactories’ proof-of-concept car for its chassis assembly. Paired with carbon fiber tubes, DM’s lightweight and modular 3D printed aluminum nodes could lead to more affordable and environment-friendly car factories.

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