We already have 3D printers that can make objects out of metal or metal composites, but if all you want is a metal coating then the Orbit1 might be for you. It’s a compact electroplating machine that can coat small objects with a variety of metals.
These steel Star Trek coasters just look awesome. They will beam stains from your drink elsewhere to help keep your surfaces clean.
This set of five 4″ Star Trek coasters comes from Etsy seller ApocalypseFab and features the three colors of the crew.
We all want gadgets that are able to survive the occasional splash or spill without shorting out and turning into useless bricks. A group of researchers at the University of Rochester have created a new metal that they have dubbed “superhydrophobic.”
Hot Toys makes some of the coolest collectible figures for ever created. They also happen to be some of the most expensive. These things cost hundreds of dollars even when they are made from plastic. I can only imagine how expensive this metal Iron Man collectible will be.
I think I have found the perfect weapons for the people in Sharknado 3 to use to fight off the toothy aquatic hoards. Check out these sculptures, they look like sharks with machine gun parts protruding from their bodies.
Are you into astronomy and the U.S. space program? Looking for a fun afternoon project? Look no further than these miniature metal models from Metal Earth. They come in a variety of designs, but my favorites are the Apollo Lander and Mars Rover shown here.
Dice need to be balanced i.e. have perfectly even weight, surfaces and corners to ensure that all rolls are random. Kyle Sorensen’s metal dice are made one at a time, using CNC mills that are precise to within 0.001″.
Wires or rods are integral parts of many structures or products. While we’ve seen early versions of 3D printers that can work with metals, many times all that a tinkerer or an artist needs is a way to bend existing wire to his will.
I’m a big fan of the whole 3D printing phenomenon, and really excited about the rapid development and growth of the technology. While most 3D printers work on the same principal – a moving print head that melts plastic – the Vader printer will be able to print using metal.
You probably have a favorite pool cue, but I don’t care what yours looks like, it is nothing next to this bad boy. Yours stick is a wimp compared to this one. What you’re looking at here is the world’s most expensive pool cue.