The best 3D Printing Applications

Discover the newest applications of additive manufacturing for each industry and which major benefits you can expect from 3D printing. Find out our tips to choose the 3D printing technology and materials that fit your needs.

Doodz the little rebel


Posted By on Feb 4, 2011

Dooz is a character created by Jovani, a designer based in Austin (Texas). You can see others Jovani’s 3D models in our gallery. The word “Doodz” derives from “Dudes”, an American English slang term which basically means “a male person”. This term is...

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Mount St. Helens, in Washington State (Northwest U.S.), erupted on May 18, 1980. It was extremely intense, spewing out around 2.9 cubic kilometres of material. The eruption itself was preceded by two months of earthquakes and steam jets caused by the...

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Patateman (“spudman”) is a character born in 2004 as a 3D illustration designed with the Lightwave application. This is how its creator, Roland Fuentealba, describes it: “Patateman is a friendly, facetious potato-shaped creature who’s out to conquer ...

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Astrology has featured prominently in the media in recent times. TIME magazine even reports that astronomers at the “Minnesota Planetarium Society” have discovered that the alignment of the stars as seen from Earth has changed as a result of the moon...

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The Menger-Sierpinski sponge is a fractal object first described by Austrian mathematician Karl Menger in 1926. Each face of the cube is a Sierpinski carpet, described by Waclaw Sierpinski in 1916. This fractal is a square divided into 9 equal square...

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Quite simply blown away…


Posted By on Jan 5, 2011

There was a time when all you would print was sheet music, but now you can actually print the musical instruments themselves. Amit Zoran from the MIT Media Lab used Rhino 4.0 3D modeling software to model a flute, and a 3D printer (the Connex 500) to...

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The team at Cornell University’s Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL) are building a 3D food printer, as part of the bigger Fab@home project. This new type of printer will perhaps one day sit alongside your blender or microwave oven. Just pop liquid fo...

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Holiday trees in 3D


Posted By on Dec 29, 2010

Can you imagine the holidays without a Christmas tree covered in tinsel and baubles? Google gets into the festive spirit by placing 3D holiday trees in more than a dozen places on Google Earth 6. Check out the Rockefeller Center in New York City. The...

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3D printing for architects


Posted By on Dec 14, 2010

Initially, 3D printing was not created for architects. In fact, most 3D printer manufacturers probably didn’t even foresee their machines’ potential in architecture. The printers were mainly designed for the aerospace and automotive industries, or ot...

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