3D printing is one of those scientific breakthroughs which deserve a term like “revolutionary” and why not, after all, it is a definitive sign that the future is here, and ready to be build in any shape we choose. Keeping that in mind, the following are just some of the amazing things that 3D printers are able to build.
Beyond Prosthetic Limbs
Sure you knew that 3D printers are able to build prosthetic hands and legs, but did you know that the same 3D printer can also make other body parts as well, such a skin, kidneys, bones and even blood vessels. This is possible simply because you can never underestimate man’s ingenuity. But technically speaking, these 3D medical bio-printers use a kind of gel-like substance that is made out of cells, rather than the typical plastic filling. According to recent technology news, this enables doctors to recreate perfectly matching bones, skin or even a kidney, which does exist at the moment; it’s just not functional yet. But who knows, with the speed at which new breakthroughs are being made, we could soon have 3D printed kidneys for patients in need of a transplant.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hi to Chocedge, the chocolate 3D printer. Yes, that’s right; this particular 3D printer can create stuff that’s good enough to eat. Not surprisingly, there is quite a number of chocolate 3D printers out there that are all capable of creating some really delicious 3d printed confections. The best part of all is that it is now possible to print any drawing that is processed by a computer into a kind of futuristic dessert.
While 3D printed designer wear has not yet reached the boutiques yet, it has already made its formal debut on the runway. Recently, a fully articulated 3D printed gown was modeled by model Dita Von Teese, which was designed solely by a 3D printer. The especially designed gown had around 3,000 joints and the dress flowed according to her curves. For those who look for the latest in fashion, 3d printed clothing could be the best thing to get a closer fit.
Gone are the days when musical instruments were created by hand or in a factory. Today, a 3D printer can create a fully functional musical instrument such as a guitar, flute and even a violin. The only downside here is that a 3D printed music instrument does not sound as good as the real deal. But, something tells me we’re getting there!
This is one of the most controversial creations of a 3D printer, but it’s a reality that we all have to deal with. The first model of a 3D printed gun was called the Liberator and was developed by a 26 year old named Cody Wilson. Now, anyone who has a 3D printer and an internet connection can easily get the blueprints online and design their own gun that have bullets which can easily pierce through internal organs.
The Urbee 2 looks more like a jelly bean than a car; it is the first that has been manufactured entirely with the help of 3D printed components. The other good news is that this 3D printed car is fuel efficient and much cheaper than your ordinary vehicle. The Urbee 2 is a three wheeler and features a 23 horse power engine, which is pretty good for the start.
Newest tech news has also revealed that 3D printing has changed the way we build or manufacture things. Furthermore, 3D printers have also made it possible to build your own creations as well.