Tag Archives: 3D Printed Concepts

Adidas Steps Into the Future with 3D Printed Custom Midsole Footwear

Folks, the future is here! Soon, you will be able wear a pair of 3D printed footwear custom to your feet. Well, almost. Actually, it is not quite a full 3D printed shoes per se; just the midsole will be 3D printed, but it will 100% custom designed for your feet. Using both existing data sourcing and footscan technologies, and in this case, its a special treadmill that picks up data of your feet which will then be used to print the midsole in the store itself. It is a bold ambition, no less and according to Adidas, the sole will be “flexible, full breathable carbon copy of the athletes’ own footprint,” with “matching contours and pressure points.” Continue reading Adidas Steps Into the Future with 3D Printed Custom Midsole Footwear

This Alien-Like Object is Actually a 3D-Printed 2-string Piezoelectric Violin

The good news is, aliens have yet to invade us and this alien-like thing is actually a 3D-printed 2-string piezoelectric violin that is very much an Earthy object. Phew. So there is no cause for alarm, yet. Jokes aside, this out-of-this-world musical instrument, a 2-string electric violin, if you haven’t figured that out, is the work of Miami-based MONAD Studio and was among the five 3D printed instruments on display at the 3D Print Design Show, held in New York City this past April 16-17, 2015. During the event, guests witnessed the musical instruments in action and get to hear for themselves if the instrument does sound like anything that’s created in this world. Continue reading This Alien-Like Object is Actually a 3D-Printed 2-string Piezoelectric Violin

This Honeycomb-like Structure Might Be The Apartment Humans Will Be Staying On The Red Planet

whether in fact Mars is habitable is still a question that remains to be answered. regardless, that doesn’t stop some of us from dreaming about the possibility, and by ‘some of us’, we are referring to NASA. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has partnered with MakerBot to initiate a challenge for the 3D printing and design community to conceptualized a Mars base that “could theoretically support human life on Red Planet.” among the 228 original designs submitted to Thingiverse website, one dude by the name of Noah Hornberger, emerged as the winning entry. his concept, dubbed Queen B (Bioshielding) 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mars Apartment, took the first prize. Continue reading This Honeycomb-like Structure Might Be The Apartment Humans Will Be Staying On The Red Planet

The D180 Folding Pen

depending on how you carry your writing implements, portability could be a pointy issue, such as ink-stained pockets, pen breaking through pocket and unsightly protrusion while in the front pockets of you jeans that could also hinder freedom of movement like squatting. while solutions exist in the form of smaller pens, retractible item and such, they are mostly done at the expense of the integrity of the pen which somehow don’t feel whole anymore (read: frail). with the D180 Folding Pen, it solves the portability issues once and for all, while still offers you a complete solid pen that is tough as nails. whoever says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? in this case, the D180 lets you swallow the cake whole. Continue reading The D180 Folding Pen