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3D printed bikinis
The N12 bikini is the first ready-to-wear garment produced purely through 3D printing technology.
Designed by Continuum fashion, in cooperation with the Shapeways 3D Printing online printing store, the N-12 is composed of tiny nylon disks that hook together. Each component — including the strap, cups, and halter — are printed and sold separately, amounting to roughly $300 to own one for yourself once you snap each part together.
Via: Continuum Fashion
Image credit: Continuum Fashion
Making your own bagpipes and guitars
3D printing can supply us with medical devices, guns, and vehicle parts, but it can also include the musical realm.
In two examples, the Dreaming Pipes project on Kickstarter wants to allow 3D printing enthusiasts to create their own set of bagpipes at home. Considering the cost of traditional models, such a scheme could bring more pipe players into the fold.
Secondly, the ATOM 3D printed guitar is on sale. Inspired by Les Paul, the bodies are fully printed from nylon, and each feature a wooden inner core. Dyed to order, each 3D printed guitar will set you back $3500.
Image credit: 3dppvd.org | Atom
3D printed meats
The future production of food is likely to be a problem as the human population expands and so do our meat requirements. Beyond scientists that are trying to create test-tube burger meat in labs to prepare for the potential crisis, the Thiel Foundation has awarded Modern Meadow funds to try and create bioprinted meat to satisfy the human need for protein.
The image above, created by Modern Meadow, shows how many resources are consumed through livestock raising and meat production. In contrast, the company wants to use 3D printing to create synthetic meat in a less resource-hungry manner.
Image credit: Modern Meadow