We thought we knew about 3D printing – until we went to the 3D Printshow. 3D printing has come of age, and with the emergence of smaller, cheaper portable units, printing at home is now a reality. 3D printing doesn’t just facilitate rapid prototyping and customisable forms, it can be used to create structures that would be impossible by any other method. And not just in plastics and resins, but in metals, precious metals and ceramic too.
Here’s a gallery of some of our favourite things from the show; scroll down for some videos:
Short video of a haptic controller for ‘feeling’ 3D shapes, by Anarkik3D: