It’s that time of the week again! Like every Sunday, here you will find the top 5 3D printing videos we have found of the week. First check out the Nike x Acronym Blazer sneakers and their 3D printed clips before turning to a 3D printed Rolls Royce body kit. Then you can watch the latest 3Dnatives webinar in which Vital Auto explained how SLS and SLA can be used to create the concept cars of tomorrow. Finally, see how 3D printing could become the solution to America’s housing crisis and how you could 3D print a replica of your own pet. Happy Sunday and happy watching!
Top 1: 3D printed parts for the Nike x Acronym Blazer sneakers
One of the increasingly popular ways to use 3D printing for consumer goods is through its customization capabilities. And this is certainly the case in the next video. Andrew Sink takes a look at the Nike x Acronym Blazer sneakers which as you can see are customizable with 3D printing. Andrew walks you through the various steps of scanning, adapting the design and finally printing and adjusting the 3D printed clips for the sneakers. The best part? Users can certainly order the sneakers to their specs, but these files are open and available for anyone to 3D print at home. Find out more in the video below:
Top 2: A 3D printed bodykit for a Rolls Royce
In this video from RDB LA, a family-owned automotive company that works on cars in California, you can see employees fixing a number of car-related issues. The one that interested us the most was the Rolls Royce Cullinan. The team was looking to test a wide body kit that will be released soon and to do so they turned to, you guessed it, 3D printing! See what it looks like in the video below.
Top 3: Making Concept Cars with SLS and SLA
During the last 3Dnatives webinar, we spoke with Formlabs and Vital Auto to learn more about the concept cars of tomorrow and how they are already being made with 3D printing. Vital’s VP of Innovation and Experiential Technology and its Principal Engineer and Additive Manufacturing Designer discussed how they leverage a range of 3D printers to bring these high-fidelity prototypes and use parts to life finale for McLaren, Rolls Royce, Lotus and more. . Watch the replay of the session below.
Top 4: Can 3D printing become a solution to the housing shortage?
Continuing our selection of 3D videos, we present to you the following one. Could 3D printing help solve the housing crisis in the United States? Although currently only a handful of people in the United States live in 3D printed homes, some believe that will soon change thanks to the potential of 3D printing technology to reduce construction time and cost. Not the least is the potential ability to help alleviate the housing shortage in the country. Learn more in the video below:
Top 5: 3D Printed Animal Replicas
During the pandemic, Egor Bond launched Bond’s 3D Studio. A company that prints everything from architectural models to accessories to help the visually impaired. Among the company’s biggest successes is an offering to design 3D-printed animal replicas. Bond says customers tend to seek out replicas to commemorate their own deceased pets:
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