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The future is in 3D

pink 3d guitar

There is a new kid on the hardware block, and it’s name is 3D printing.

There doesn’t seem to be an awful a lot of mainstream attention given to this new process, of making three-dimensional solid objects, of virtually any shape, from a digital concept. Yet the benefits can clearly be seen by the intricate detailing one can achieve, which might otherwise be costly or hard to find a skilled hand to obtain.

There can also be environmental benefits to reduced waste (if the right method and process is conducted), but it is still early days for this method of production.

So, without further adieu, we’ve trawled the interwebs to find some excellent examples of what has already been created, and what possibilities lie ahead.

N12-black-detail

via wired.co.uk

3D printed bikini, designed by Continuum Fashion

Dita Von Teese in Michael Schmidt by Albert Sanchez

via papermag.com

3D dress, modelled by Dita Von Teese, designed by Michael Schmidt

dezeen_Springs-3D-printed-glasses-by-Ron-Arad-for-pq_ss_1

via dezeen.com

3D printed spectacles and sunglasses, for PQ, designed by Ron Arad

3d full colour mans face

via tctmagazine.com

Mcor Technologies announce their full colour 3D printing at RAPID Conference and Expo.

3d printed custom headphones

via pinterest.com

3D printed headphones, industrial designer Brian Garrett

Studio-ePosh_myKEES_PRIDE_red

via studio-eposh.nl

3D printed “myKEES LACE” business card holder, from studio Eposh

iphone 4/5 maze case

via polychemy.com

3D printed iPhone 4/5 Maze style case, created and sold by Polychemy

2. 3D Printed Buttons KLEIN

via femkeroefs.nl

3D printed buttons, Studio Femke Roefs in collaboration with Leoni Werle

3d-printed-duck-prosthetic-designboom011

via designboom.com

3D printed foot, created in 13 hours, as a base for a permanent silicone proesthetic, engineered by Novacopy Inc

dezeen_Cortex-3D-printed-cast-for-broken-bones-by-Jake-Evill-2

via dezeen.com

3D printed cast, for fractured bones, a concept by Jake Evill

If you had the opportunity, what would you make?

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