3D Printing has come a long way since it was first introduced nearly three decades ago. The constant stream of new innovation in the field has allowed for limitless creativity. The technology also used to be expensive and reserved mostly for commercial use, but now it’s become incredibly convenient and affordable. High-tech hobbyists can join in on the fun by getting their own 3D printer anywhere in London. Not only have the machines become more accessible, but so have the projects that can be made with it. You can print just about anything with a 3D printer. Here are a couple of fun and function projects to download and try out for yourself.
This handy bottle opener is durable, ergonomic, and small enough to fit in your pocket. The opener uses a curved prying edge which catches on to the cap edge. This extra contact spreads out the opening force, making the opener less likely to be damaged by the cap. Since it barely deforms the cap in most cases, you can actually put the cap back on the bottle to save for later.
You’ll find a lot of use for this simple clothing hanger if you’re a frequent traveler. The hanger can be broken down into its three constituent pieces for easy storage during travel. It might take a little effort to assemble at first, but it becomes easier to work with after assembling and disassembling it a few times.
Want to organize your writing materials on your desk? This pen and pencil holder can do that for you. The object isn’t only practical, it’s also incredibly aesthetically pleasing.
Forget buying new dinnerware from the store. You can eat in style by printing out this futuristic-style bowl to use for your next big meal.
There will be no need to dog-ear pages or use leftover tissue paper to mark your place in a book. Use this cute fish-shaped bookmark instead.
If you need a door hinge but can’t find the time to drop by the hardware store to purchase one, then print yourself one instead. This is a parametric butt hinge which offers a wide range of parameters for customization.
Separating an egg yolk from the egg white is no easy feat. This useful egg separator simplifies the process and does the work for you. It can attach itself to a bowl to minimise any mess.
High tech meets handmade with this useful 3D-printed ruler. You can customise the color of the ruler to fit your preference, and it can be printed in three versions: inches, centimeters, or both. The ruler measures 8” x 0.2” x 1.2” and prints in 2 hours.
Got some cacti and succulents that need a home? This lovely cactus and succulents pot is perfect for you. You can choose from four different but equally cute designs to print out.
Toilet paper dispenser
You can print your own practical and automatic toilet paper dispenser instead of buying one. The template is printable in one piece without support.
These are just some of the projects that you can print and assemble yourself with your own 3D printer. The possibilities are endless, so there’s no shortage of ideas to try out, just don’t forget to have fun with it.