Big 3D Printing Ideas in the Real World

From Ideas to Realities

Take a look at some of the biggest real-world examples of 3D printing in 2018.

In the world of prosthesis, 3D printing has made much headway, becoming the biggest applications for 3D printing to impact the medical field. Courtesy of veterinarians, from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, a dog that was attacked by another was recovering from severe facial injuries with the help of a 3D printed mask. From the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, a mouse gave birth to healthy pups with her 3D-printed ovaries.

For homes and other buildings, a 400-square-foot house was constructed in a Moscow suburb with 3D printing technology, in less than 24 hours. An entire two-story house was 3D printed from concrete in Beijing in just 45 days from start to finish. Researchers from Germany even 3D-printed a house of glass, in miniature size, and were the first to figure out how to 3D print with glass.

3D printing can also be edible, Choc Edge Ltd is a technology company in the UK, provides ALM chocolate printing solutions to businesses and individuals who wish to design and produce creative chocolates. Since chocolate hardens quickly at room temperature, it’s an ideal edible material for 3D printing, but companies have printed other edible creations from ice cream, cookie dough, marzipan and even hamburger patties.

Musical instruments can also be 3D printed. From violins, to flutes and banjos, several musical instruments and parts of instruments such as mouthpieces have been created using a 3D printer. In fact, the world’s first live concert with a 3D-printed band (drum, keyboard, and two guitars) took place at Lund University in Sweden.


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