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Tangible Printing

3D printing expands into different industries, becomes more accessible

Implications - The technology of 3D printing used to be mainly reserved for firms with large financial resources, but lower costs have increased its accessibility. Since 3D printing allows for prototyping in all of its forms, it is gaining mainstream momentum in industries like fashion, architecture and health, with DIY concepts even carving a path into the homes of consumers.
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3D Printed Body Armor
3D Printed Body Armor
Iron Man 2 Suits Were Made with Hi-Tech 3D Printers
A new wave of costume design has hit Hollywood: the Iron Man 2 suits from the box-office-crushing hit were by a 3D printer. The 3D printer by Object Geometries, to be exact. The Iron Man 2 suits worn… MORE
Printed 3D Nylon Shoes
Printed 3D Nylon Shoes
The Pauline Van Dongen 'Metamorphosis' Line at The Future of Fashion
Printed masterpieces in 3D are slowly overtaking the world, from architecture to ceramics and now, with the Pauline Van Dongen 'Metamorphosis' collection, fashion. A line of simple, stylish heels, Metamorphosis… MORE
play_circle_filled 3D Printable Textiles
3D Printable Textiles
Eco-Friendly Printable Clothing is Like Modern Chain Mail
The future of clothing and fabric is eco-friendly, especially if designers start using the 3D printable textiles made from ink cartridges and powered plastic. The idea is to use 3D printers to create textiles,… MORE
3D Printed Clothing (UPDATE)
3D Printed Clothing (UPDATE)
The Freedom of Creation Textiles Show Permanently at MoMA
Considering the rising popularity of 3D printing, it was only a matter of time that textile companies such as Freedom of Creation began exploiting it at a higher level. They have put together a stunning… MORE
Printable Architecture
Printable Architecture
The Enrico Dini 3D Printed Building is the First of its Kind
The Enrico Dinis 3D printed building is the world’s first, and is made from one of the only printers able to print buildings. The machine “marks a vital step change from the shoebox-size 3D printing of… MORE
play_circle_filled Automated Art
Automated Art
Shapeways' Glass 3D Printing Creates Incredible Designs
An experimental process, Shapeways’ glass 3D printing, uses recycled soda-lime glass. Glass powder is sintered—heated until it sticks together but doesn’t melt— then fired in a kiln. The end result is… MORE
play_circle_filled 3D Food Printers
3D Food Printers
Nico Klaber's 'Moleculaire' Makes Cooking a Push-Button Project
Nico Kläber’s Moléculaire is one of the eight finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab Challenge. I guess that if this technology appeals to the public, there might come a day when you’ll wake up in… MORE
play_circle_filled 3D Printed Animation
3D Printed Animation
Dutch TV Program Het Klokhuis Gets Stellar Intro from Johnny Kelly and Jethro
Johnny Kelly and Jethro Haynes created this stellar animation for the Dutch television program Het Klokhuis, which translates to ‘apple core.’ The video for Het Klokhuis was created by using a 3D printing… MORE
Printable Solar Panels
Printable Solar Panels
Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center Unveils World's First Printed Solar Cell
The development of a printed solar cell by the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center is an encouraging sign for solar power enthusiasts. Technology like this could change how we power our planet. Italian oil… MORE
DIY Duplicate Keys
DIY Duplicate Keys
'While You Sleep' by Oscar Diaz Lets You Print Your Own Keys
'While You Sleep' by Oscar Diaz is a design for duplicate keys using a 3D printer. Diaz's creation lets the user customize the keys' shape as a visual guide to their respective locks. The hole in the center… MORE

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