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What Can’t You Make With a 3D Printer?

December 14, 2021 - Emily Newton

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If you don’t know much about 3D printing, prepare yourself. Companies will benefit from 3D printing because it’s a cheaper alternative for manufacturing their products.

3D printing is the way of the future. There are endless possibilities, and although the technology is relatively new, there are some creative and useful items that you can make now.

Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting items you can make with a 3D printer.

Phone Tripod

Tripod Phone Stand (no screw !) by DieZopfe on Thingiverse | CC BY-NC 4.0

The quality of phone cameras is as good as some of the most expensive cameras on the market. You probably use your phone to take all of your pictures. With a 3D printer, you can have a mini tripod that is perfect for your phone. Now you can take professional-looking pictures without worrying about it coming out blurry.

Can Handle

Can Handle by 3DBROOKLYN on Thingverse | CC BY-NC 4.0

You want to take a drink. You really do. But the can is too cold, and the condensation has made the outside of it wet. With a 3D printer, you can make a can handle so you can easily take a swig of your favorite drink.

Mini Tape Gun

Mini Tape Gun – Tape Dispenser by brycelowe on Thingiverse | CC BY-NC 4.0

This is a great item that could come in handy. This nifty tape dispenser can be used for different types of tape, and it makes sure the tape stays straight.

Drink Dispenser

Drink dispenser by ljhtom on Thingverse | CC BY-NC 4.0

Use a 3D printer to create a can dispenser and free up more space in your fridge. This is perfect for anyone who hosts special occasions and needs more space in the fridge. If you have a second fridge dedicated to drinks in the garage, it’s also a great way to keep that one organized.

Bag Holder

Bag Holder Shopping Handle by ivanseidelis on Thingverse | CC BY-NC 4.0

It’s time to be honest. Every person wants to take all of the groceries into the house on the first trip, and now you can. This bag holder makes it possible to carry multiple bags at once, and it can easily be created with a 3D printer.

Scooter Snow Shoe

Snow Scooter Shoe II by jbsz on Thingverse | CC BY-NC 4.0

Have you ever seen a big hill with snow on it and thought about how awesome it would be if you could ride your scooter down it? Probably not, but with a 3D printer you can make this happen, and it seems like a lot of fun. You can use a snowshoe to replace the wheels of your scooter, so you can glide past all of those kids on their boring sleighs.

Guitar

Playable Guitar – Printable Without Supports by Solstieis on Thingverse | CC BY-NC 4.0

 Guitars aren’t cheap. Some of them cost thousands of dollars, and that’s a steep price to pay for beginners who aren’t sure if they want to stick with their new hobby. Luckily, you can craft your own guitar with a 3D printer. Maybe this guitar won’t get in you in with Metallica, but it’s a cheap way learn how to play.

What Will You Make?

3D printing will eventually take over the manufacturing and construction industries. In the meantime, it’s a fun way to create items for your home if you can afford the printer and filament spools. What will you make?

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on January 13, 2016 and was updated December 14, 2021 to replace broken images on the page.

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Emily Newton

Emily Newton is a technology and industrial journalist and the Editor in Chief of Revolutionized. She enjoys reading and writing about how technology is changing the world around us.

7 Comments

  1. Ramakrishna on February 24, 2016 at 5:49 am

    usefull information

    • Emily Newton on February 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      I’m glad you liked it!

      • Taran on February 25, 2017 at 10:01 pm

        nou, nou het ziet er zeker indknkwerkeud uit! Het verhaal erbij klinkt me net zo spannend als toen je het via skype vertelde! liefs loes

  2. Emily Newton on February 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I didn’t realize that libraries had them. That’s awesome! I’ll have to see if any near me have any.

    • Coltin on February 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      kur.. co z tym gadu kontakty poginęły, nawet nie można z serwera Å›‡ni…gÄÄ…Äc, nie mam zapisanych w pliku- zajebiÅ›cie! gratulacje! lepiej bym tego nie spieprzyÅ‚!!!

  3. David Guion on January 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    And if you want to find a 3D printer to use, check out a library. An increasing number of libraries have them.

    • Ice on February 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      hiellv,oy read. Awesome pictures. I love the combo. I have nearly stopped making deep fried recipe at home reading ur post I am tempted to make to them once in a while. Lovely blog! All the best!TC

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