Priced from $500,000 USD for the complete vehicle, 1016 Industries’ Rolls-Royce Cullinan is unlike any other as it integrates 3D-printed body parts, including new running lights as well as sweeping fender flares. Customers will be able to choose from non-exposed, partially exposed or partially forged carbon fiber, with each commanding a higher price tag. Considering a standard Rolls-Royce Cullinan retails for $330,000 USD, this modified version commands quite the premium. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have created the world’s first fully 3D-printed flexible OLED display. To accomplish this, they used a modified printer and could eventually lead to low-cost OLED displays that can be printed at home rather than in expensive micro-fabrication facilities. More specifically, two different modes of printing were employed to make the six device layers, resulting in a fully 3D-printed, flexible organic light-emitting diode display. Read more for a video and additional information.
There are LEGO sets for just about everything, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one for a roller coaster, much less one that is fully powered with simulated physics. So, inventor Jon Mendenhall decided to make his own using a 3D printer and a few other parts that you can easily find online. The end result is something that any theme park aficionado would want to showcase. Read more for a video and bonus.
Steve Verze from London received the world’s first 3D-printed prosthetic eye at Moorfields Eye Hospital last week and should reduce the manufacturing process to 2-3 weeks, with the initial appointment taking just 30-minutes. In a normal prosthetic appointment, the patient is required to undergo a 2-hour session to mold their eye socket, before the prosthesis is fitted and then painted. Read more for a video and additional information.
It may look like a real cut of steak, but this is actually a 3D-printed, plant-based alternative by Redefine Meat. It’s available now within select restaurants in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Israel, the mixture consists of soy / pea protein, chickpeas, beetroot, nutritional yeasts as well as coconut fat that is formed into steak-like shapes using a 3D printer. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You can use a 3D printer for many things, but a marble music machine is probably the last thing to come to mind. Inventor Ivan Miranda did exactly just that, and everything you see here has been 3D-printed, except for the drum, which was crafted from resin, along with the aluminum frame. There were no plans used, as everything had to be made from scratch, and it took around 3-weeks to complete. Read more for a video and additional information.
An auto-aiming NERF blaster may not be practical, that is unless…you hold annual office wars using these toys, but the idea of one is most certainly intriguing. One gamer who goes by “3D Printed Life” online, decided to make it a reality. First, he started with a borrowed design from a catalog of open source NERF guns, and then modified it to include a two-axis gimbal between the lower as well as upper section. Read more for a video and additional information.
Richard Browning’s Gravity Industries demonstrated an innovative new electric version of its jet suit at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England. Featuring six electric ducted fans that draw power from several batteries mounted on the jet pack’s frame with 3D-printed thermoplastic polymer polypropylene parts. Unfortunately, these batteries are much heavier than the gas turbines, so the flight needed to be tethered. Read more for a video and additional information.
Scientists from Osaka University in Japan have unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed Wagyu beef, complete with marbling, using stem cells isolated from Japanese cattle. This meat alternative isn’t just for show, as it contains muscle, fat as well as blood vessels that are all arranged to mimic traditional steaks. What sets Wagyu beef apart from standard beef is its high intramuscular fat content, which causes marbling that enhances its flavors and gives it texture. Read more for a short video and a picture of the actual printed beef.
Xander Backus may not be able to get his driver’s license yet, but that didn’t stop his father Sterling from 3D-printing a Lamborghini Aventador replica. You may have seen the black-colored version some time ago, and we’re happy to report that it has received a fresh coat of paint to give it an Aventador SVJ-inspired look. Its plastic body panels were manufactured using a 3D printer in numerous sections before being adhered together. Carbon fiber was then added to strengthen the chassis. Read more for two videos and additional information.