Awesome 3d Printing

Formlabs Tough 3D Printer Resin

Formlabs Tough 3D Printer Resin

Formlabs made a Rube Goldberg machine using its new Tough Resin. Compatible with the Form 1 and Form 1+ 3D printers, Tough Resin is durable, rugged and flexible, making it ideal for high-impact and high-stress use.

All Things Fall

All Things Fall

A grim 3D printed sculpture and zoetrope inspired by Rubens’ Massacre of the Innocents. Sebastian Burdon spent over six months modeling and printing the zoetrope’s more than 350 pieces based on Mat Collishaw’s artwork.

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Flow Honey Harvester

Flow Honey Harvester

Cedar and Stuart Anderson’s Flow system is a convenient and considerate way to harvest honey. Its 3D printed honeycomb frames let you drain the honey into a tap. You save yourself a lot of work and the bees are left unharmed.

Like Son, Like Father

Like Son, Like Father

Keith Londsdale lost parts of his face to cancer. The first three masks he wore neither fit nor looked well. Fortunately his doctor made him a much better mask based on a 3D scan of his son’s face. Image by the Daily Mirror.

MakerBot PrintShop for iPad

MakerBot PrintShop for iPad

MakerBot’s iPad app is 3D modeling software for beginners. Its new Shape Maker feature turns sketches into 3D models. You can refine and tweak the resulting model or print it right away (provided you have a 3D printer).

Carbon 3D UV Light 3D Printer

Carbon 3D UV Light 3D Printer

Carbon 3D’s innovative take on Digital Light Processing allows its 3D printer to print up to 40″ per hour. That’s 25 to 100 times faster than other 3D printers. The process also makes it possible to print elastic objects.

CIRIN Rubber Band R/C Race Car

CIRIN Rubber Band R/C Race Car

This incredible looking car is powered by tightly-wound elastic bands, can go up to 500 feet at up to 30mph, and can be steered via remote control. The 3D-printed car cost its makers $500, so don’t expect to find it in a toy store any time soon.

Derby the Dog

Derby the Dog

Warning: Feels ahead. Derby the dog was born with a genetic deformity of his front legs. This severely limited his mobility. But thanks to 3D Systems and Peace and Paws, he now can run with his curvy new 3D-printed prosthetics.

3D-Printed Custom Head

3D-Printed Custom Head
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If you find custom 3D printed figurines out of your price range, perhaps a miniature copy of your head will do. You won’t need a 3D scanner either. Just send Firebox a front and a side shot of your head and they’ll do the rest.

Netflix: Print the Legend (Trailer)

Netflix: Print the Legend (Trailer)

A Netflix original, Print the Legend is a feature-length documentary about 3D printing, one of the most promising technologies today. The film is anchored on the histories of 3D printer manufacturers MakerBot and Formlabs.

MakerBot Replicator Z18

MakerBot Replicator Z18

The latest 3D printer from MakerBot has a massive 12″ x 12″ x 18″ build area, which allows for printing large models, or multiple small ones at once. We want one just so we can print skulls like the one shown here.

CreoPop 3D Printing Pen

CreoPop 3D Printing Pen

Unlike other 3D printing pens, the kid-friendly CreoPop doesn’t have a hazardous heating element. It uses UV light to cool and solidify its ink. It has a variety of inks, including magnetic, glow-in-the-dark and scented inks.

Lix 3D Printing Pen

Lix 3D Printing Pen

Like the 3Doodler, Lix is a handheld PLA/ABS 3D printer that makes creating objects as simple as writing or drawing. It’s main advantage is its compact size, making it more comfortable to hold. Hey Lix guys, the camera is over here.

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Bear on Stairs

Bear on Stairs

It might look like a primitive CGI animation, but this short film by DBLG was made by creating numerous 3D prints of a bear climbing a flight of stairs, then shooting them frame by frame. We’d love to see more of this technique.

Micro 3D Printer

Micro 3D Printer

The Micro is an affordable 3D printer that promises to have an intuitive and user-friendly software. It’s also quiet, not power hungry and easy to maintain. It prints with ABS and PLA and has a base print area of 4.4″ x 4.3″.

3D-Printed Kayak

3D-Printed Kayak

Built from 28 sections of 3D printed ABS plastic screwed and caulked together, this colorful kayak was constructed by Grass Roots Engineering using a special oversize 3D printer. It’s completely watertight, and yes, it does float.

MyWing Coffee Table Concept

MyWing Coffee Table Concept

A proof of concept for a flexible coffee table that can transform into small laptop desks. Made by Carlo Ratti Assocati and Cassina, this table is part of a series of furniture built using modern technology and with modern users in mind.

Puzzle Facade

Puzzle Facade

A 3D-printed Rubik’s cube’s moves were made to correspond with lights on the Ars Eelectronica Center using an Arduino processor and Bluetooth modem to relay information to special software and allow passersby to try and solve the puzzle.

3D Printing 101

3D Printing 101

In case you haven’t noticed, 3D printers – and scanners – are quickly becoming more affordable and easier to use. If you’d like to know more about the technology, check out this great primer by ASAP Science.

3D Printed Voice Sculpture

3D Printed Voice Sculpture

Gilles Azzaro used a desktop 3D printer to make this voice print of a portion of President Obama’s 2013 inauguration speech about a new industrial revolution. Regardless of the audio, the sculpture looking like a cool alien landscape.

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Digital Grotesque

Digital Grotesque

The first fully immersive, solid, human-scale, enclosed structure that is entirely 3D printed. Digital Grotesque was fabricated entirely with custom-built algorithms. The 16 square meter room was printed at a resolution of 0.1mm.

MakerBot Digitizer

MakerBot Digitizer

A desktop device that uses lasers to small objects into 3D digital models in minutes. Combine it with a 3D printer to make your own home replicator system. The Matterform is much cheaper, but it’s too soon to tell which is better.

3D Printed Dog Bone Tag

3D Printed Dog Bone Tag
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Michael Mueller’s handsome 3D printed dog bone tags can be customized with text on the front and on the back. They’re made of stainless steel or silver with optional gold or bronze plating, and they come in three sizes.

Protos 3D Printed Eyewear

Protos 3D Printed Eyewear

Using 3D modeling and printing, Protos Eyewear makes sunglasses that fit your face perfectly. The glasses are made from a durable and flexible composite material. Stock 3D printed frames are also available. Fitting demo here.

Twinkind Personal Figurines

Twinkind Personal Figurines
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Like Japan’s Omote Shashin Kan, German shop Twinkind uses a full body 3D scanner and a high quality 3D printer to make figurines of anyone – even pets. Sadly, aside from being expensive you’ll have to go to their shop to be scanned.

Atlas Performance Dress Socks

Atlas Performance Dress Socks

The Ministry of Supply has designed their Atlas dress sock prototype using strain analysis, pressure mapping, thermal imaging and a robotic knitting process (think 3D printing) to create these impressive-sounding foot covers.

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