Tagged: 3D Printing

Guy makes his own 3D printed eight-shot revolver

DIY gun 3D printed

Getting the license to keep a revolver is not that easy in many countries. So what to do when there is no way out and you desperately need a gun, just because you need a gun! You make one for yourself. Yes, that is exactly what mechanical engineering student James Patrick did. He used 3D printing technology to make a pepperbox revolver good enough to fire .22LR bullets from its muzzle. To give the gun unique identity Patrick has inscribed the gun with his name in huge font.
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Two-legged puppy gets 3D printed wheelchair to walk around

Tumbles puppy 3D printed wheelchair

It’s not always easy to be runt of the litter with just two legs. Life gets tough and you have to fight for the basic things like mother’s milk. Tumbles was one such two-week old puppy, for whom life was merciless until he was taken to a non-profit organization Friends of the Shelter Dogs’ (FOSD) pet shelter in Athens, Ohio. Since, two-legged Tumbles was not fit enough to feed on mother’s milk, FOSD decided he needed extra care and be bottle-fed to good health. Picture of the sweetheart were updated to FOSD’s Facebook Page where they caught eye of a couple who contacted the shelter to build a bespoke wheelchair for him. Read More…

3D printed hair is closest to the real thing

3D printed hair

Everything is getting 3D printed, so why not hair too? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have managed to 3D print synthetic hair using a very simple trick. That trick being the use of a hot glue gun that leaves behind strands of fiber when you pull gun away from the surface hot glue is applied to. Very basic, but a very useful idea and the researchers have managed to create artificial hair which can be used in troll dolls, bristles, brushes and much more.
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Researchers develop 3D printed teeth capable of fighting 99% of oral bacteria

3D printed teeth

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands headed by Andreas Herrmann have come-up with 3D printed teeth material that kills bacteria. This revolutionary new teeth design is 3D printed using an antimicrobial plastic using stereolithographic process which eliminates a major problem of tooth decay and saves your teeth from any major damage. Effectively this material helps greatly in killing 99% of bacterium Streptococus mutans which is the major cause of tooth decay.
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The new fashion mantra – 3D printed jewelry designed according to your liking

Trove 3D printed jewelry

3D printing has already proved its potential in ultra-customized manufacturing and there is no denying of its future prospects in revolutionizing every aspect of our daily life. Now, yet another application of 3D printing is all set to change the way you buy and flaunt jewelry. For the most demanding jewelry lovers who are very particular about the design and look of their flatulence, Trove has brought 3D printing to the jewelry manufacturing arena. They give the user option to customize their design, test it on a 3D plastic mold and then finally order the jewelry in stainless steel, bronze, copper, sterling silver or 18K gold.
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$99 OLO transforms any smartphone into a 3D printer

olo smartphone 3D printer

According to statistics, about 80 percent of adults use smartphones yet, the remarkable gadget is devoid of an awesome technology. Not anymore! Unveiled at Maker Faire in New York, OLO by Solido3D is first device that transforms any smartphone under the sky into a functional 3D printer. Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows phones, OLO visions to make 3D printing easy, quick and tremendously affordable. OLO is expected to be available for purchase at only $99 post Kickstarter campaign for the device is launched. Read More…

Amputee kitten gets 3D printed wheelchair to walk again

3D printed wheelchair for Cassidy

A courageous kitten that was aimlessly surviving after losing both his hind legs at birth, has received a wheelchair, which allows him to walk most comfortably. The two-legged kitten found fighting for life in forests of Aldergrove, British Columbia, took his first steps recently thanks for a 3D printed wheelchair. Reportedly, the kitty’s hind legs were accidentally chewed off by his mother while trying to snap off the umbilical cord. Read More…

MIT researchers develop optically transparent 3D printed glass

MIT 3D printed glass

It’s only matter of time when everything we use will be 3D printed. In preparation for such a future, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unveiled a method of 3D printing glass. MIT’s Mediated Matter Group, MIT Glass Lab, and MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department have in collaboration developed world’s first fully functional method for optically transparent 3D printed glass. Read More…

James Dyson Award winning 3D prosthetic hand is an affordable prosthetic for all

James dyson award winner

25-year-old, James Dyson Award winner, Joel Gibbard has developed a low cost 3D printed robotic prosthetic limb which can be custom produced in under 40 hours. This prestigious Award has always been about innovation and creativity – and when a design student comes up with a viable, cost effective solution that can change more than a few lives for good; recognition is due. Undoubtedly, Open Bionics, as Gibbard’s 3D prosthetic hand is called, has been adjudged winner of the UK leg of the James Dyson Award. Read More…

Jigsurf: 3D printed surfboard you can carry in a duffle bag

Jigsurf 3D printed surfboard

Riding the waves on your surfboard is fun and thrilling, but taking your surfboard from one place to the other is a big hassle. A normal surfboard measures anywhere between 5’7” to 9’4”, which makes it extremely bulky to transport. Seeing this predicament as a major speedbump in the ability of a surfer to commute easily, prompted Robotham to make a 3D printed surfboard that can be carried in your bag.
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