10 Real 3D Printing Projects

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Tomsguiderachel

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[citation][nom]mister g[/nom]How many here saw the picture next to the link and clicked it? Not trying to be sexist but honestly how many?[/citation]
Hi There, glad I got you to click. The bikini is a design to be printed on a 3D printer. Amazing, right? I'm sure that's why the organization behind the technology put up a youtube video about the bikini, specifically. Whatever it takes to get people interested in new tech!

Rachel Rosmarin
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At least this page allows comments, unlike in Tom's Style. I also think 3-d printing is pretty cool, but I got to this page from a little box on Toms Hardware showing articles from sister sites. Keep up the good work though!
 

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Man 3D printing has come such a long way! Growing up my dad worked for a recently bankrupt 3D scanning company (great product, poor managers). He would bring home different busts and objects that they messed with on the computer and 'printed' with various types of 3D printers. The best I saw at the time was a mill that actually whittled down a block of wood or styrofoam. The worst were the old level-by-level printers that showed obvious lines between the tiers. But nothing was nearly so smooth and seamless as many of these examples.
 

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I came for the altoid bikini, I stayed for the bone replacement project...that is simply amazing. The plane design concept is pretty cool, too. Hopefully their bikini project turns out better than my Mentos bikini and diet coke pool concept.
 

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For more info about 3D printing and see if you can get something printed for free have a look at www.3dprint-uk.co.uk - it is a very helpful and friendly site with masses of great info! They were really helpful with my project!
 

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The chocolate is pretty precise, but it seems as though it could get much more detailed and accurate. Perhaps they need to print it using more viscous (runny) "ink" and apply less at a time.
 

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[citation][nom]Tomsguiderachel[/nom]Hi There, glad I got you to click. The bikini is a design to be printed on a 3D printer. Amazing, right? I'm sure that's why the organization behind the technology put up a youtube video about the bikini, specifically. Whatever it takes to get people interested in new tech!Rachel RosmarinManaging Editor, Tom's Guide[/citation]

LOL, Rachel, you got me to click too! What can I say, I'm a sucker! But this was a really cool story, and it just says to me that we're well on the way to getting personal replicators!
 

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[citation][nom]dread_cthulhu[/nom]LOL, Rachel, you got me to click too! What can I say, I'm a sucker! But this was a really cool story, and it just says to me that we're well on the way to getting personal replicators![/citation]
The replicator from Star Trek: TNG is within my top five list of "Science Fiction Gadgets I Desperately Wish Were Real." We're getting closer!

Rachel Rosmarin
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[citation][nom]Tomsguiderachel[/nom]The replicator from Star Trek: TNG is within my top five list of "Science Fiction Gadgets I Desperately Wish Were Real." We're getting closer!Rachel RosmarinManaging Editor, Tom's Guide[/citation]

Heh, mine too. Can't wait!
 

Tomsguiderachel

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[citation][nom]may1[/nom]WHERE'S THE BOOBIES[/citation]
The 3D printed bikini design is on the last page of the article, but I'm not sure that's what you're looking for. Good luck to you.

Rachel Rosmarin
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[citation][nom]lordcrazex[/nom]in later years, people can print their own guns and weapons at the comfort of their home. yaay~sarcasm[/citation]
Maybe...but for now, they'll have to buy a $20,000 printer just to make a spork...of, course it could be twice the size of ordinary sporks...
 

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scary how real this printing is! Pretty Cool stuff, there's some cool videos about this recreating full functioning wrenches and other tools.
 
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