Check this out – 3D printing of lenses (And other subjects) using transparent filaments: 3D Printing Lenses And Other Transparent Objects With Your Filament Based Printer
Family portraits, team pictures, and wedding photos. We’ve all taken them and put them in a frame or scrapbook. But now there’s a new way to make those pictures come to life.
Potentially an interesting idea: Russian startup 3D prints custom splints and plasters — RT News.
There are other lightweight mold-able materials and plastics that can be readily formed around a limb too – while it takes 12 hours to 3D print a splint. This might be solving a problem that is better solved with other materials.
We’ve all heard humorous murmurs like “gee, what will they be 3D printing next—babies?” Many of us do wonder what the technological crystal ball holds for 3D printing. And while 3D printing technology has been the “stuff” that movies are made from, literally (think Coraline or The Boxtrolls), it hasn’t yet been the central theme, until now, with Caden–and what a provocative one it is.
Coraline and Boxtrolls were produced by Laika, which is a short distance from my house – just putting in a little plug for my local economy.