Is 3D printing worth it? According to, Marius Hornberger “A few real-world workshop examples that make use of 3D-printing.
I hate how 3D printers are always advertised with the things they can make. Mostly figures or models of stuff that just looks cool in the first moment, but very few people actually need that.
That’s why I didn’t want to dive into 3D printing for some time. Since I then had access to the printer of my dad I came up with a few things that actually make good use of a printer for the workshop.
The materials I used were PLA and PETG. Everything that was white was PETG and the rest was PLA.
I use SolidWorks for designing.”
According to comments from the video,”
Yes, you can make parts that don’t exist and make replacement parts for existing equipment.
Sometimes you seem like a wise old guy who’s been around precision workshops for decades, passing on your skills to the youngsters in the audience. I’m 74 years old and enjoy being one of the youngsters. Those endless examples of your high-quality design & 3D printing had me captivated.
-It was one of the best videos about practical 3d printed parts. Great job!
Genius use of 3D printing. Really inspiring!
My 3D printer is my favorite woodworking tool. You demonstrated excellent use of it. Your designs are well thought out and I can tell you’ve spent some time on them. Well done!
An excellent video highlighting practical uses of 3D Printers.
the biggest negative on 3d printing is time. granted you don’t have to sit there watching the printer doing its job but you still need to keep an eye on it in case something fails and I don’t have a good feeling about letting a machine work for that long all alone. other than that, I love my 3d printer a lot, even though it’s only a cheap version of the original i3, it still produces reasonable prints.
Awesome work, I also have a 3d printer (mk3 and MK2s) and a workshop. I’ve made dovetail templates, corner clamps, screw boxes, drilling templates and more. Your designs are really good, I love the chamfer interlock system you designed for the connections. Is that all in PLA.”
Holy Faya: Combining 3D Printing with Traditional Jewelry
Holy Faya is a creative studio founded by Celia Elmasu and Nelly Zagury,a French artist duo. They create unique ornaments using 3D printing combined with traditional jewelry. Their jewelry combines PLA with precious metals. According to them “We dream, we draw, we design the 3D modeling, we print, we add precious materials. We love mixing our 3D printed creations with mother of pearl, gold, skins, stones & crystals..” Their short film “The Black Crook” premiered on Feb. 12, 2016, at the Chimney NYC, Brooklyn, thechimneynyc.com.
Dalit Peleg, an Israeli fashiondesigner has 3D printed entire fashion collections using small consumer 3D printers. She experimented with different printers and different materials. She realized that materials like PLA are inflexible and not suitable for use as fabric. However, she found a material FilaFlex which is flexible and strong. She 3D printed a red jacket using a Witbox3D printer and FilaFlex material. Once she figured out how to 3D print textile, she started creating full collections including shoes. She has shown that we can design our own textile and manufacture clothes from our home using 3D printing.
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