Continuum, a maker of 3-D printed clothing, designed the N12 bikini without any seams or sewing. It’s made of a polymer called Nylon 12, which the company says is “waterproof and remarkably comfortable when wet.”
2. Puppy wheelchair
Deadrick, president of 3-D manufacturing and design company 3dyn, designed a custom-built wheelchair for TurboRoo.
3. Model of your fetus
for just ,000, you can now get your very own 3-D printed model of your unborn child. You’ll have to go to Japan to get it, though: the company making the models, called Fasotech, has partnered with the Parkside Hiroo Ladies clinic in Tokyo
3-D printing company 3D Systems started printing guitars in 2012
olid Concepts, a specialty manufacturing company, said it 3-D printed a handgun and fired more than 50 rounds from it — even hitting a few bullseyes at more than 30 yards.
The gun was made with an industrial 3-D printer.
6. Victoria’s Secret wings
At last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, one of the most elaborate costumes was a pair 3-D printed “angel wings.”
After 3-D printing pizza in space, NASA thought it would try its hand at making something a little more useful: a space telescope
When it’s completed by the end of the year, the telescope and camera will have about a tenth of the parts of a typical telescope and will have been made for a fraction of the cost.
Taking less than 24 hours to make it, researchers in the United Kingdom successfully printed a working drone earlier this year. The low production cost of the plastic drone “might lead to the printing of 3-D unmanned aircraft that could be disposable and sent on one-way flights,
Having trouble getting the perfect color for your makeup? 3-D printer company Mink’s got you covered.
Just click a color that you like on your computer or smartphone, send it to your Mink printer, and you’ll have makeup in that color in just a few seconds.
10. Prosthetic arm
A titanium arm built at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee weighs just four pounds, half the weight of the average human arm, and has just of materials.
11. Bobble Head
At Amazon’s new 3-D printing store, you can design your own 3-inch nylon bobble head for . Shipping is free.
12. Hershey’s Chocolate
3D Systems announced a deal with Hershey’s in early 2014 to collaborate on developing a 3-D printer that makes chocolate and other edible products.