3D Printing is Abused
Wise words from Ron Arad. Whilst printing lots of things is part of the process of getting to know 3D printing, pushing the buttons to see what happens (and god knows I’ve done my fair share of printing unneeded things), eventually you have to stand back and ask what is this good for? I don’t think the world needs anymore Darth Vader key rings or badly designed jewellery.
You look at Ron Arad was doing with rapid prototyping years ago and it’s better than 99% of the stuff on Thingiverse. But of course, he’s Ron Arad.
Filament. 01-04 3D printing macro photography by Alan Nguyen
Filament. 01-04 3D printing macro photos by Alan Nguyen - “Product designer Alan Nguyen has taken a series of extreme close-up photos of 3D-printer filament waste, revealing how the machines can produce detritus of surprising beauty.”
Stick It To The Military-Industrial Ink Complex By 3D Printing Your Own Printer Cartridges
This has to be one of the most uniquely disruptive uses of 3D printing I’ve seen: an ink refill company has successfully 3D-printed a Kodak ink cartridge, refilled it, and printed with it. Using a Makerbot Replicator 2 and some PLA, the company created an exact replica of the Kodak cartridge casing and stuck in an ink bladder of their own devising, thereby creating a sort of Frankenstein’s monster of ink delivery.
3D printing in chocolate with the universal paste extruder by richrap.
And some priming and painting