3D printing has landed
There’s so much happening in the world of 3D printing that it’s becoming mainstream. As the technology leaps ahead, designers are finding new ways to apply it. Here are some recent highlights.
After the first 3D printed gun, which was made with a polymer resin, a company in Texas has now 3D printed the first metal gun too, and it looks scarily serious.
Beautiful and less harmless examples exist too. Alessandro Zambelli crafted some gorgeous lamp shades with a PC based resin.
Back to construction, and a device for building in the desert, with the desert. The solar sintering machine focuses the sun’s heat to fuse sand into a silica-based material which is hard and durable enough to last for generations.
So, whether we use 3D printing for rapid prototyping or for heavy-duty structures, it is clear that the technology is finally gaining critical mass.