6 Amazing Uses for 3D Printing Technology

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There’s a lot of hype around 3D printing and it’s well deserved.  3D printing has actually been around for a long time, mostly in industrial settings.  Like any technology though, the hardware got smaller and cheaper and the software required got easier to use over time.  This method has become extremely popular for people who want to make their own custom products and parts.  There are many interesting things from broken parts of machinery to medical application.  Here are some cool creations that you can make using 3D technology.

6. 3D Printed Phone Case & Card Holder

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This iPhone case doubles as a card holder.  The case was designed by converging horizontal and vertical lines.

5. 3D Printed Medical Models

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Learning the human anatomy has become easier for doctors and it’s a cheaper alternative too.  They will be able to apply realism into surgery practice without the use of cadavers.  Surgeons can plan a surgery on a 3D printed model like this before the real patient goes under the knife.

4. 3D Printed Fabrics

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This method of creating clothing has many advantages.  First and foremost it’s environment friendly, lowering carbon emissions, it requires less labor, shortens production time, and the material used its recyclable.  The clothing created by 3D technology will be custom made because the software requires a person’s body measurements.

3. Operable Printed Guns

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This 3D printed gun was designed by non-profit corporation Defense Distributed.  Users are allowed to download the necessary files to print their own firearms.

2. 3D Printed Shoes

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Wide foot, narrow foot, bunion problems?  Solve all these with 3D printed shoes.  Whether they’re sneakers or high heels, you can 3D print any accessory in any color.

1. 3D Printed Musical Instruments

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Instrument builders had to use metals and wood to build the body of an instrument, now they can easily 3D print any part of the instrument they want and just put it all together.  Avid musicians can now also create a replica of their favourite musician or idol’s signature instrument.

3D printing is definitely the ‘in’ thing in the industry, and is likely to make much headway in the years to come.  It will be a while before most people have a 3D printer in their homes.  In a few years time, it’ll be interesting to see how far 3D printing technology has come.