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What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?

What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Lower-Jaw Implant
In June 2012, an 83-year-old woman in the Netherlands received a 3D-printed lower jawimplant. The jaw replacement was built byLayerWise, based on research from the Biomedical Research Institute at Hasselt University in Belgium. The implant is made with titanium powder and weighs 107 grams. The doctors who carried out the procedure claimed it was the first operation of its kind.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers
Chocolates
FabCafe in Tokyo offered a special service for Valentine's Day. For a fee, the company would take a 3D scan of your face — capturing your facial features and expression — then use the data to create a silicon mold. Using the mold, the cafe created custom chocolate pieces for your loved one.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Cars
URBEE (Urban electric with ethanol as backup) was the first car to have all of its exterior components created using 3D printers. The first prototype was completed this year. The designers are currently working on the second prototype, aiming to have the new model ready for demonstration in 2015. The second vehicle will be a two-passenger car with all its interior and exterior parts created with 3D printers



What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Biscuits Made of Insects
Designer Susana Soares looks through a 3D printer that is making a biscuit with insect flour at the Wellcome Collection in London. Insects au Gratin — an art exhibit which includes illuminated insect traps, dramatic light projections of creepy crawlies, and 3D printing of edibles made from bugs — explores the benefits of eating bugs as a possible solution for the world's food problems.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Vinyl Records
Makerbot offered a tool for users to convert their audio files into printable waveforms. It is now possible to print vinyl records at home.



What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Prosthetic Limbs
Bespoke Innovations started offering services to create individually customized prosthesesusing 3D printing.



What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Christmas Cookies
Ralf Holleis of Designlab Coburg printed Christmas cookies using 3D modeling software and a printer modified with a cookie-dough-filled syringe.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Bikinis
Continuum, a New York City-based fashion label/experimental design lab, created a completely 3D-printed bikini. The bikini was made out of Nylon, and parts were snapped together without any sewing


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Body Parts
The 3D-printed "scaffolding" for replacement ears, noses and other body parts sit on a bench in a laboratory at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The university is experimenting with various ways to create replacement organs for human implantation, from altering animal parts to building them from scratch with a patient's own cells.



What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Gummi Candy
FabCafe in Tokyo (the same company printing 3D chocolate faces) will take a 3D scan of your entire body, using a BodyScan machine, and create a silicon mold to make custom gummy candy with your own, unique body shape


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Guns
Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit groupDefense Distributed, has created the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Gowns
Francis Bitonti Studio collaborated with Michael Schmidt Studios and Shapeways to create afully articulated 3D-printed gown designed specifically for Dita Von Teese. The gown has nearly 3,000 unique articulated joints and is adorned with over 12,000 Swarovski crystals



What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Shoes
New Balance adapted 3D printing into their manufacturing process to create customized athletic shoes.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Bacon
Shapeways 3D printers came up with a way to print bacon — bacon mobius strip to be precise.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Airplane Engines
Stratasys says it produced the world's first full-scale 3D model of a turbo-prop aircraft engine using 3D printing and 3D production systems. The entire assembly, including moving gears, was produced with FDM technology.


What Are People Making With Their 3D Printers?
Duplicate Faces
For $4,000, Japanese company REAL-f will create a detailed replica of your face and turn it into a mask using 3D scanning and printing.

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