Aside from the usual plastics and composites, we’ve seen 3D printers use food, sand, metal and even paper to make objects. MIT adds glass to that ever-growing list of materials with its Glass 3D Printing (G3DP) platform.
A new company called Cultivate3D has developed a large format 3D printer that won’t devour your budget. The Beast has a 470 x 435 x 690mm (~18.5 x 17.1 x 27.2″) build area in a single extruder setup, and can be equipped with up to four extruders for faster printing.
What’s better than a magic 8 ball? A magic 20 icosahedron. Adafruit and Phillip Burgess made a guide that shows us how to make a D20 that talks about the resulting roll.
The die’s accelerometer helps it figure out which face is up.
Here’s a relatively simple project for 3D printing newbies. YouMagine member excite tricked out his foosball set by replacing the heads of the players with stormtrooper helmets.
Excite based the helmets on Thingiverse member ProCoPrint3D’s design, then used permanent markers to add details.
When Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man came out in 2002, Yuri Schuurkes was captivated by the movie’s take on Spidey’s costume. He wasn’t a big fan of the hero himself, but he became obsessed with Peter Parker’s crime-fighting costume.
Turn your room into a mad scientist’s lab with this silly light switch plate. Made by Etsy shop 3D Printing Egg, the Frankenstein looks like the lever switches that are often used in vintage sci-fi films and shows.
The limited edition Fallout 4 that comes with a Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV replica is already sold out. But thanks to 3D printing and Yvo de Haas, you can fill your wrists, legs, cats and even the entire world with Pip-Boys.
Inspired by Adafruit’s PiGRRL, Thingiverse member Jooxoe3i made his own Raspberry Pi retro console. But he wanted to make it as small as possible, so he came up with a two-part build.
The upper half of the console contains the Raspberry Pi and the PiTFT 2.4″ screen, while the lower half is the USB controller.
Hey guys how’s it going 3D printed Kripparrian here. Ricardo Salomao and Simone Fontana, known together as 3DNA, made this cool figurine for video game streamer, tutor and commentator Kripparrian, who of course is currently focused on Hearthstone.
Capcom and 3D printing licensing platform Source3 unveiled the first officially licensed 3D printed Street Fighter character at the San Diego Comic-Con. It’s a portrait of Ryu based on the cover art of the PS4 exclusive Street Fighter V, his tree trunk arms and head-sized fists popping out of the frame.
Last year we saw Local Motors’ Strati, a compact car with a 3D printed body, seats, windshield and support structures. Divergent Microfactories’ (DM) Blade prototype supercar looks much better – and is apparently much more powerful – than the Strati, but DM’s pride and joy is what’s inside the car.
Last month we checked out Hero Complex Props’ 3D printed Ultron mask. Here’s their latest creation, a life-size replica of a compound bow from the Thief games, made almost entirely out of 3D printed parts.
3D Print says it took 50 hours to print the 32″ bow’s 16 main parts.
Redditor themcv put together a Pip-Boy 3000A replica for a lucky friend. Based on selectnone’s RasPipBoy user interface, themcv’s replica can show your location on Google Maps and do a couple of other things, all in the classic green monochrome graphics of the Fallout item.
Artist Stefanos Anagnostopoulos made a replica of the Joker’s infamous face mask using a 3D printer. Stefanos’ grisly paint job pushes it to the stuff of nightmares. I think the absence of the Joker’s green hair also makes the mask scarier than its comic book counterpart.
3D printing technology continues to improve in quality and usefulness. In fact, major automotive companies like Ford use the technology as a growing part of their design and prototyping process. Now, Ford has decided to take 3D printing to the masses, teaming up with Turbosquid.com