30 Incredible Things You Didn't Know Could Be 3D Printed!
A 3D-printed house? What about a store that 3D prints you a custom shoe? And will we be able to, one day, 3D print our way to Mars? It's all possible!
3D printers have to be one of the coolest pieces of technology affordable enough to have in your home. While 3D printers have been around since the 1980s, it wasn't until the last 10 years that one could find affordable 3D printers to own.
And while many of the 3D prints that made our list require industrial-quality 3D printers, many could be reproduced by anyone with an at-home 3D printer.
How does a 3D printer work?
So how is it possible to make all of these incredible things? Briefly, a 3D printer uses a "sliced" design to print objects in 3 dimensions. The slices are essentially thin slices of an object that the 3D printer creates by extruding heated plastic filament that is then cooled and hardened. All of these slices combine, layer by layer, to create something cool.
If you're looking for more information, we encourage you to check out our 3D printing FAQs, where we dive deep into what makes 3D printers tick.