The mere idea of designing something on the computer and then being able to fabricate in 3 dimensions is inherently fascinating. But most people associate 3D printing with industrial grade plastic or applications in medicine. But 3D printing has today moved from the realm of an abstract idea to a very real thing. Wait till you find out about these amazing things you can do with 3D printing:
1. 3D Figurines and Bobbleheads
Why capture a moment with your loved ones in a photo when you can immortalize it in 3 dimensions? With these 3D dolls, you can surprise your spouse with a 3D couple doll on your anniversary or simply reflect upon your awesomeness as you get your own self portrait made. But wait, that’s not all, you can also customize your own bobbleheads or create a 3d figurine for your pet dog or cat as well.
2. Fingerprint Jewellery
Did you know: Identical twins are indistinguishable via DNA testing, but fingerprints can still tell them apart. That’s how unique your fingerprint is. Then why not carve it out and make a unique accessory out of it. This piece of jewelry is not just a great accessory but makes for a great story too!
3. Mind-bending sculptures
If you are a budding artist but don’t have the magical sculpting abilities of Michelangelo or Picasso, fear not because the magic of 3d printing will help you in your quest for greatness. With these 3D printing techniques from Vuro, you can now sculpt your own designs effortlessly.
4. Minimalist jewellery
The days of “what you see is what you get” are long gone, especially in jewellery. With Mirakin, a Japanese start-up now based in Delhi, you can reimagine and redesign your jewellery the way you wish to and at a reasonable price.
5. Customized guitar picks
For all those music aficionados out there, how about adding a subtle yet striking touch to your guitar plectrum? With these customized 3d printed guitar picks, it’s possible to give a signature tune to not just your music but your musical instruments.
6. 3D Artwork
Have you ever thought, how imaginative a child’s brain can be? They live in a world of fantasy in their early age & express those imaginations, dreams, fantasies on the walls of their room or on a piece of paper through their crayons or a simple pencil. And now you can turn their expressions into art through the magic of 3d printing.
Author: Marmik Desai
Marmik is a second year student at NMIMS, Mumbai. Each blog written by Marmik is crafted after months of meticulous thought and research. He loves selling and sniffing glue.