Probably even when you were a kid you imagined what it would be like if you could have any object you imagined. Today thanks to 3D printers, such things are possible. Based on your idea, based on something that first exists only in your imagination, you can design and print any object you would like.
In this article, we have prepared some creative ideas for what you can create with a 3D printer.
Yes, you have read it right. With today’s technology, you are able to print a functioning 3D guitar. They can be made with plastic, complete with a metal soundhole cover as well as a heel joint. Apart from the fact that you can create a working musical instrument, you can also create replicas of the guitar of your favorite musician.
If you have a sculptor whose work you truly admire, you have probably thought how amazing it would be to have one of their pieces in your home. No matter if it is a full-size piece or a small replica, opting for 3d printing can do both. These kinds of 3D prints can be a great wedding or housewarming present as well.
Your child has probably brought a lot of drawings from school or kindergarten. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could turn those drawings into something “real”, maybe a sculpture? The great news is, you can! Your kid’s drawings can be turned into a work of art thanks to 3D printing for a pretty reasonable price. You can put it on your desk or your dining room table and enjoy seeing it every day.
This one's a bit more controversial, but nevertheless an original and a great idea. The 3D scans of your unborn child can be turned into a sculpture and therefore take a whole new meaning. Instead of hanging a picture of your ultrasound on the fridge, why not put a 3D fetus sculpture? There is no bigger masterpiece than the miracle of life.
Camera lenses are quite complex to create, but, believe it or not, thanks to 3D printing you can make your own lenses and stumble upon creative and unique results. The lenses are usually made of acrylic instead of glass, but nevertheless, the lens works! If this is something you are interested in, search on the internet to see photos that are taken with these types of lenses. Of course, you can always buy a normal pair, but this way, you could have your own customized lens.
Maybe you didn’t know this, but medical models are generally quite expensive, so a lot of times they are not available for classes they are needed for. If you are a doctor, a medical school student, or you would simply like to learn more about the human body, you can have a model of any part of our body made with a 3D printer. You can use these to help your kids learn stuff for school as well.
If you are a board game enthusiast, you have probably wished to have some additional pieces to your game. Thanks to 3D printing, you can create any kind of tabletop miniature you want. This way, you can make the game more personal and immersive, since you can design the figures however you like. You can design the characters, choose the size, to colors, basically, there is no limit.
If you are a person who likes their things to be one of a kind, 3D printed furniture is the thing for you. Since you don’t have to rely on what you can find in a store, you can have any kind of piece of furniture you want. It can be something extraordinary, something that does not even exist on the market yet. The only limit is your imagination. Of course, you can always hire your favorite designer to help you decide what kind of piece you want to create.
While off the shelf products oftentimes tend to be quite generic – your 3D printed furniture is going to be anything other than such. So, whether you are going for an exotic table, a chair that’s quite different from anything that you have been able to find in the stores that you have been looking at, the one thing is certain – your 3D printed piece of furniture is going to be able to fit all your ideas and needs.
To wrap things up
In the end, when it comes to 3D printing, the only relevant limit is how much you are able to contribute – otherwise, the sky's the limit. So, no matter what you have in mind, be sure that 3D printing technology is going to be able to back that up.