3D printed clothing is a very nifty idea. But let’s face it, it usually ends up bearing an unfortunate resemblance to a science fair project. But throw in Dita Von Teese and 3D printed fashion becomes the sexiest thing around. Designed on an iPad and printed as 3,000 tiny individual parts, this dress is the first fluid, curve hugging 3D printed dress to grace a woman’s body.
We’ve been going on and on about 3D-printing, but we still didn’t see this coming: yes, of all things, a 3D food printer. Er, why not just eat food? Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, who designed the printer, sees a future in printing out customized meals to help us all address nutrient deficiencies unique to us, and also minimalize food waste since the food cartridges used to print these layers of sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein or others can last up to 30 years.
Looks like we’re all going completely potty about 3D printing. Recently, our celebrity crush Dita Von Teese donned the world’s first completely 3D-printed dress, and even an entire building is slated to be made from 3D printing in the next year or so. What’s left? Well, accessibility to the rest of us plebeians, that’s what. [...]
Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese unveiled the world’s first completely 3D printed dress at the Ace Hotel in NYC. The dress was fully designed on an iPad by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti, consisting of 17 individually-moving pieces that are held together by 3,000 joints. Designed expressly to fit Von Teese’s body, this [...]
This looks like a whole lot of fun. The 3Doodler lets you draw anything you want, on and off the paper. You can actually draw your creations in the air. Using special technology that allows plastic to be heated and cooled within the pen, the 3Doodler makes it simple for anyone over the age of [...]
If this is the future of architecture, the future should be here in, oh, about 18 months. That’s how long the world’s first 3D printed building — Janjaap Ruijssenaars’ Landscape House where floors climb, flip and loop to become ceilings in a mobius strip — is estimated to be completed. The gigantic D-Shape printer will [...]
It had to happen: as 3D printing gets cheaper and more readily accessible, sex toy companies are also getting in on the action to allow customers to print out personalized sex gadgets with their 3D home printers. Check out the one with Justin Bieber’s creepy decapitated head on it. No more funny looks from the postman, then.
For a token fee of €2, Paper-Kit allows you to feed three mugshots of any face (one front image and two side profiles) into its online image-based head modeler, where you can then download a PDF to print, cut, fold and assemble your own 3D paper head. The result looks pretty cool.
A photo booth you can walk into and emerge with a mini-me replica on your way out, why not? The world’s first 3D printing photo booth has popped up in Tokyo — specifically, at the Eye of Gyre exhibition in Harajuku. For a not-too-modest fee of 21,000-42,000 yen (US$265-$530), you can get your portrait taken as a mini-me replica in varying sizes of tiny, from a small-sized 10 cm to an L-sized 20cm. The booth is now up till next January.
Scott Summitt, one of the world’s leading 3D printing and design experts, has just created a 3D-printed guitar. The guitar was printed from $3,000 worth of plastic with a wooden headstock, and surprisingly, it sounds pretty good too. Summitt partnered with 3D Systems to fullfil his childhood dream of creating his ideal guitar, and he [...]
It’s hard to know where to start with 3D Printing. I know one thing for sure, it is no doubt going to go down as the biggest damn thing since the invention of movable type. This new article claims that they can now print pharmaceuticals. Which, let’s face it, is just scary. I don’t want [...]
As if there wasn’t already enough nonsense online for me to fritter my hard-earned cash away on! Now I’ve stumbled across Shapeways and, frankly, I doubt I’ll be able to hold off a purchase for much longer. Shapeways is the place to turn designs into reality.
Jose Carlos Veloso Junior’s current project is an inspiration. He’s working on bringing hi-res 3D printing to the masses. While there are currently a handful of relatively reasonably priced 3D printers out there, none have a resolution worthy of much more than experimental tinkering. Carlos Veloso Junior’s project could change all that.