9 Best Uses of a 3D Printer (So Far)
The 3D printer is, like, the coolest thing ever. Really.
3D printers are controversial, too, which naturally ratchets up their coolness vibe. Yes, they can make real guns (Brazilians love it), but they still can’t make building bricks as good as LEGOs. Go figure.
Now here are nine of the most awesome uses of a 3D printer… so far. And, I promise, no iPhone cases on this list—the world has enough of those!
1. Gastronomic Delights
Like the food machine in The Jetsons, the 3D printer uses raw ingredients to create cool-looking food. Let’s hope the operators are wearing hairnets.
2. Model Cars
This 1:3 scale model of James Bond’s signature Aston Martin DB5 was made by a 3D printer, then blown up in Skyfall.
3. Musical Instruments
Music demands unique voices and even more unique, um, spider guitars.
In addition to food, the 3D printer can provide other basic needs. It just may be clothing you’ll never wear. Ever.
You have not lived until you’ve been seen flossin’ on your 3D-printed ride.
6. 3D Photos
3D Photo Booths are here. (Guess where. Yeah, Japan.) You can be made into a little action figure. And… this technology will soon be horribly, horribly corrupted.
7. Beaks (And Other Prosthetics)
Beauty the Bald Eagle got a prosthetic beak a few years back. Just think what it will do for human rhinoplasty.
Who uses a comb, you say? Pets? Well, dear hipster, you might start if you had one of these beauts.
9. Grumpy Cat Figurines
This 3D-printed Grumpy Cat figurine graces our reviews on The CheckOut. Shapeways sells many other artist-designed creations, including our very own Sad Keanu and Success Kid who’ve also appeared on our reviews.