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52 Innovations in 3D Printing

From Neon 3D Printable Accessories to 3D Printed Fossils

— October 29, 2011 — Art & Design
Not too long ago, the concept of 3D printing seemed outrageous; today, innovations in 3D printing are far and many. Designers use 3D printing technology for different reasons, but most agree that it is just a faster and more affordable way to manufacture certain products. Essentially, 3D printing allows designers to print different parts of something and assemble it together afterward.

On the consumer end, 3D printing means more customizable products. In terms of things like furniture and fashion, innovations in 3D printing allow for people to choose the dimensions and materials they want applied to the creation of the product in question.

It's no wonder then, that 3D printers have become increasingly prevalent in different industries, from jewelry and fashion design to architecture and automotive industries. Take a peek at this list of innovations in 3D printing and you'll see what I mean.
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Digital DNA Art
Digital DNA Art
The Macouno Entoforms are Cool Computerized Crafts
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3D-Printed Fossils
3D-Printed Fossils
The Sam Noble Museum is Remaking History
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3D Printable Pipe Instruments
3D Printable Pipe Instruments
MIT Media Lab Prints a Functional Flute Using a 3D Printer
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3D Printed Marionettes
3D Printed Marionettes
Michaella Van Vuuren's Horse and Springbuck Designs are Amazing
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Digitally-Developed Trophies
Digitally-Developed Trophies
Upload Cinema Webvideo Awards Are 3D-Printed and USB-Enabled
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47
Epic Explosive Lights
Epic Explosive Lights
The Nuke Lamp is a 3D Rendering of a Nuclear Explosion
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Skin Printers
Skin Printers
Inkjets to Make Skin & Nerve Tissue
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3D Printed Guitars
3D Printed Guitars
The Zoybar Tor is Perfect for Digital DIYers Who Love to Rock
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44
Sinuous Seaweed Fixtures
Sinuous Seaweed Fixtures
The Algue.MGX Lamp Shines a Light on the Depths of the Ocean
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Print Custom Artifical Bones
Print Custom Artifical Bones
3D Printer Recreates Skeletons
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Computerized Swimsuits
Computerized Swimsuits
This Lemonbow Downloadable Swimwear Uses 3D Technology for Production
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3D Printed Animation
3D Printed Animation
Dutch TV Program Het Klokhuis Gets Stellar Intro from Johnny Kelly and Jethro
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3D Printed Cycles
3D Printed Cycles
The EADS Airbike is Said to Be Stronger than Steel
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Skeletal Table Legs
Skeletal Table Legs
Kevin Byrd Designs a Femur Table with a 3D Printed Bone
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Spreadsheet Software Lamps
Spreadsheet Software Lamps
The TulipK Lamp by Ben Geeblen Was Designed Using Microsoft Excel
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Double Helical Lighting
Double Helical Lighting
The Ribbons of Life Lamp is Genetically Beautiful
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Redesigned Office Supplies
Redesigned Office Supplies
The Infinite Clip Brings the Paperclip into the 21st Century
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DIY 3D Object Printing
DIY 3D Object Printing
Shapeways Prints Your Creation in Metal and Other Materials
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Geometric Floral Lighting
Geometric Floral Lighting
Cyril Afsa's 'Hadar Lamp' is Kaleidoscopic Fun
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Fleshy 3D Printers
Fleshy 3D Printers
The Organova Bioprinting Endeavors to Reproduce Human Tissue
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3D Printed Reverse Furnishings
3D Printed Reverse Furnishings
The Inside Out Collection by Minale-Maeda is Downloadable
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Printed 3D Ceramics
Printed 3D Ceramics
The Unfold 3D Bowl Introduces a Whole New Era of Pottery
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Sandy City Coolers
Sandy City Coolers
'Microclimates' from PostlerFerguson is Made from Printed Sand
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Laser-Printed Shoes
Laser-Printed Shoes
The Marloes Ten Bhomer 'Rapidprototypedshoe' was Made by 3D Printing
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3D-Printed iPad Cases
3D-Printed iPad Cases
Fresh Fiber Creates a Tool for 3D Case Customization
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3D Object Printers
3D Object Printers
Print Your Own Jewelry
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3D-Printed Swimwear
3D-Printed Swimwear
The N12 Bikini Brings Fast Fashion to the Beach
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Printed 3D Jewelry
Printed 3D Jewelry
The Goncalo Campos Camion Collection Features Faceted Designs
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Automated Art
Automated Art
Shapeways' Glass 3D Printing Creates Incredible Designs
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3D Printable Textiles
3D Printable Textiles
Eco-Friendly Printable Clothing is Like Modern Chain Mail
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Creepy 3D Printed Sculptures
Creepy 3D Printed Sculptures
Artist Theo Jansen Constructs Cool Printed 'Strandbeests'
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Building From a 3D Printer
Building From a 3D Printer
Enrico Dini's Gaudi-Inspired Sand and Epoxy Structures
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3D Print Ads
3D Print Ads
Arcor Bubble Gum
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Printing Auto Parts
Printing Auto Parts
Jay Leno Repairs His Fleet of Classic Cars With a 3D Printer
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Printable Architecture
Printable Architecture
The Enrico Dini 3D Printed Building is the First of its Kind
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Personalized 3D Printing
Personalized 3D Printing
Metaltec Printer Can Make Nearly Anything You Can Imagine
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Organic Candle Holders
Organic Candle Holders
The Vein by Tanja Soeter Illuminates With a Natural Beauty
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Geometric Jewelry
Geometric Jewelry
Alienology's Avant-Garde Accessories Are Made With a 3D Printer
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Geeky D-Pad Accessories
Geeky D-Pad Accessories
Ring of the Gamer Pays Homage to the Classic Famicom Console
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Mainstream 3D Printers
Mainstream 3D Printers
Desktop Factory's 3D Printer
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Tangible Typefaces
Tangible Typefaces
The Freedom of Creation 3D Font Brings Text Off the Page
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Kid-Friendly 3D Printers
Kid-Friendly 3D Printers
The Origo 3D Printer is Designed to Let Kids Explore Their Creative Side
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Hot Customized Branding
Hot Customized Branding
DIY 3D Printed Branding Irons from Shapeways
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Neon 3D Printable Accesories
Neon 3D Printable Accesories
The Design + Conquer Electro Jewelry is Music to the Ears
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Algorithmic Lighting
Algorithmic Lighting
Materialise .MGX 'E-volution' Collection is Made With 3D Printers
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Intricate Nature-Inspired Sculptures
Intricate Nature-Inspired Sculptures
Nuala O'Donovan Creates Her Ceramics By Hand, Not Compu
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3D Symbolic Rings
3D Symbolic Rings
2gether Ring Visualizes Eternal Love
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3D Printed Clothing (UPDATE)
3D Printed Clothing (UPDATE)
The Freedom of Creation Textiles Show Permanently at MoMA
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Easy-to-Use 3D Printers
Easy-to-Use 3D Printers
European Market is the First to Get the HP Designjet 3D Printer Series
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Skeletal Stilettos
Skeletal Stilettos
The Melonia Shoe by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf
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3D Printed Body Armor
3D Printed Body Armor
Iron Man 2 Suits Were Made with Hi-Tech 3D Printers
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3D Sketch Jewelry
3D Sketch Jewelry
Shapeways Turns Your Scribbled Art Into Silver Accessories
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