For most people, 3D printing can seem tricky and hardly understandable. However, throughout time, it has become more common to use it in everyday life. Having this in mind, enthusiasts of 3D printing created a subreddit called 3Dprinting where “makers of all skill levels and walks of life can learn about and discuss 3D printing.” The group with 817k members share their own creations done with the help of this technology. So here are the most elaborate works done by people who are mastering the 3D printing process.

What do we know so far about 3D printing? Built In, a community for tech startups and businesses, defines it as a technology that “uses computer-aided design (CAD) to create three-dimensional objects through a layering method. Sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves layering materials, like plastics, composites or bio-materials to create objects that range in shape, size, rigidity, and color.”

Does this technology really have an impact on people’s lives? Bored Panda contacted Associate Professor Dr. Eugenijus Jurkonis at Vilnius Tech, where he holds his lectures in the department of Mechatronics, Robotics, and Digital Manufacturing.

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#1

I Designed And Printed A Working Simpsons TV. Plays The First 11 Seasons At Random Without Internet. Knobs Work Too!

I Designed And Printed A Working Simpsons TV. Plays The First 11 Seasons At Random Without Internet. Knobs Work Too!

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

I want it! No, I NEED it!

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After Modding My Ender3 V2 To Do 400mm High Prints I Revisited My Prosthetic Cover Design, Printed Full Height, No Cut Or Seam At The Bottom, Raindrop Rear Case, Tpu Gaskets To Damp Sound...best Of All, 40% Lighter. Well Pleased.

After Modding My Ender3 V2 To Do 400mm High Prints I Revisited My Prosthetic Cover Design, Printed Full Height, No Cut Or Seam At The Bottom, Raindrop Rear Case, Tpu Gaskets To Damp Sound...best Of All, 40% Lighter. Well Pleased.

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Jerry Mathers
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11 months ago

10x cool factor

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3D printing is known for its ability to create items fast. But what about its durability? The professor singled out two main points: first, that it is a “relatively young technology and has certainly not yet reached its ‘heights,’ and the second being that its quality and durability depend on what these items are being made for. 

“Articles can be made by school children (various models, toys, figures, simple jewelry) and professional engineers who manufacture parts for aircraft and spacecraft, unique machines, prosthesis used in medicine and in dentistry, and build houses or bridges. The requirements for children and engineer products are likely to be very different,” commented Dr. Jurkonis. He also assured us that “there are many areas today where 3D printing products are already considered reliable and used in machines or devices (aviation, engineering, design, science, medicine, etc.). I think over time use of 3D printing will increase much more.”

#3

Made Tactile Diagrams For A Blind Student At My Uni

Made Tactile Diagrams For A Blind Student At My Uni

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R Carson
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11 months ago

How thoughtful.

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#4

Saw This On Thingiverse And Knew I Had To Print One For My Wife

Saw This On Thingiverse And Knew I Had To Print One For My Wife

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Georgia Hebert
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11 months ago

That is awesome! I love it!

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#5

Switch Card Rolodex I Just Printed And Assembled!

Switch Card Rolodex I Just Printed And Assembled!

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Enby.Minecraft.Bee.
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11 months ago

This is so cool :D

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For some, the rise of 3D printing technology use might seem like a threat to their job. But the professor here sees more opportunities than threats. “History has already confirmed this: the emergence of efficient machines did not lead to an increase in the number of unemployed, but simply to the emergence of new specialties.” According to him, people now will have to learn or get better at mastering some of the skills related to digital technology. He also stressed the importance of creativity that is required in 3D printing and the freedom to express one’s individuality through different shapes and materials.

#6

Wife And Kids Kept Stealing My Charger

Wife And Kids Kept Stealing My Charger

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R Carson
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11 months ago

All it takes is a screw driver. Well Done.

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#7

As Requested, Here's Mack With His Pla Unicorn Horn

As Requested, Here's Mack With His Pla Unicorn Horn

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R Carson
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11 months ago

He looks thrilled.

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Šarūnas Paulauskas, who is a Chief Technical Officer at 3D Creative, also agreed that people shouldn’t be worried about 3D technology taking over the major job industries. According to him, this technology “requires maintenance, operation, understanding similarly to CNC or lathe machines, and they have been in the industries for a quite long time already. 3D printing is not unlimited, they have their own limitations and uses.” 

#8

Made Some Coasters

Made Some Coasters

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Zozo🤟
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11 months ago

These are so beautiful!!

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#9

I 3D Printed A 3D Printer 3D Printing A 3D Printer

I 3D Printed A 3D Printer 3D Printing A 3D Printer

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Ms.M.
Community Member
11 months ago

Yo dawg, I heard you like 3D printers...

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Will humanity ever reach a point where everyone will be into 3D printing? The specialist remains hopeful but he also presented a more realistic view: “knowing that 3D printing has its own uses and limitations, realistically I think we won't be able to print whatever we need and want. We need to have knowledge on how to 3D model the part using 3D modelling software, if someone else has created a specific part (thingiverse, myminifactory, grabcad), to acquire it from some kind of library. We need to have certain types of materials, and not every kind of material is 3D printable because of its molecule structures and behavior in different states—melting, cooling, solidifying, etc.”

#10

Just In Time For Halloween

Just In Time For Halloween

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Scagsy
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11 months ago

That's actually pretty cool.

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#11

Giant LEGO 3D Printed Flowers Might Be My New Favorite 3D Thing To Gift People

Giant LEGO 3D Printed Flowers Might Be My New Favorite 3D Thing To Gift People

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Robert T
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11 months ago

Next, a Lego tree. :D

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Professor Jurkonis believes that everyone is different and “we all have very different aspirations, hobbies, dreams, and it will hardly ever be the case that we will all rush to use one technology at a time.” Even though this technology might seem like an invention that can change our everyday lives, at least now it seems like another technological choice. 

“Even today, not everyone makes sandwiches or canned foods for the winter, not everyone knits socks or repairs their cars. But could… Almost everyone has a mobile, takes photos, but a professional photographer is unlikely to ever disappear,” concluded the professor. 

#12

Broke My Glasses Arms, Saved $200 By Printing Instead Of Replacing.

Broke My Glasses Arms, Saved $200 By Printing Instead Of Replacing.

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Akalvin
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11 months ago

200$ for replacement arms? Yo serious?

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#13

My 3D Printed Plant Towers :)

My 3D Printed Plant Towers :)

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R Carson
Community Member
11 months ago

Very nice.

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#14

Sign I Printed For My Girlfriends Business

Sign I Printed For My Girlfriends Business

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R Carson
Community Member
11 months ago

Sweet and very cute.

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#15

I Printed And Painted My Very Own Necronomicon. What's The Worst That Can Happen?

I Printed And Painted My Very Own Necronomicon. What's The Worst That Can Happen?

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R Carson
Community Member
11 months ago

You may find out.

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#16

3D Printed Guitar Body Build

3D Printed Guitar Body Build

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Philly Bob Squires
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11 months ago

Sweet!!

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#17

I Designed En 3D Printed A Custom Pikachu Pegboard For My 4yo Daughter. It's Great, Because No Matter What Colors She Decides To Use, It Always Looks Like A Pikachu And It Makes Her So Happy!

I Designed En 3D Printed A Custom Pikachu Pegboard For My 4yo Daughter. It's Great, Because No Matter What Colors She Decides To Use, It Always Looks Like A Pikachu And It Makes Her So Happy!

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Billie Templeton
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11 months ago

Parenting at the next level

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#18

I Made A 1:3 Scale Batmobile 1989 For My 4 Years Old Son

I Made A 1:3 Scale Batmobile 1989 For My 4 Years Old Son

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B-b-bird
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11 months ago

Let's make it clear 😂caption should be: "I Made A 1:3 Scale Batmobile 1989 For Myself"

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#19

I'm Printing Shang Chi's 10 Rings With My Elegoo Mars Pro

I'm Printing Shang Chi's 10 Rings With My Elegoo Mars Pro

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Optimus Primal
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11 months ago

Oooo noice

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#20

Not Sure If There's An Interest In 3D-Printed Brains? Here's Mine From 2016 When I Converted My (And My Friends') Fmri Scans Into A Printable Stl.

Not Sure If There's An Interest In 3D-Printed Brains? Here's Mine From 2016 When I Converted My (And My Friends') Fmri Scans Into A Printable Stl.

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Robert T
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11 months ago

Wish I had access to the scans of my back and then I could 3D print it and whip it out whenever anyone asks why I don't lift anything heavy any more!

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#21

Mid Century Beehive Lamp Fully 3D Printed Replica

Mid Century Beehive Lamp Fully 3D Printed Replica

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Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
11 months ago

Awesome! My mom had one of these back in the day.

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#22

Printed A Sierpiński Pyramid On My Ender 3v2, No Supports

Printed A Sierpiński Pyramid On My Ender 3v2, No Supports

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Mac
Community Member
11 months ago

Sir please…you need to stop bending time and space…it’s scaring the children….and hurting my eyes. Really well done I think it’s looks super cool and I love the color

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#23

I Built A Pool Cleaner From A Roomba

I Built A Pool Cleaner From A Roomba

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R Carson
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11 months ago

Cute-didn't know they were water proof.

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#24

99% Finished. I'm So Happy With The Way This Turned Out!

99% Finished. I'm So Happy With The Way This Turned Out!

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B-b-bird
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11 months ago

Tom Hanks? :)

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#25

Can't Decide If This Is Awesome Or Terrible...

Can't Decide If This Is Awesome Or Terrible...

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SCOTT FREE
Community Member
11 months ago

I printed one and put a flickering led candle in it 😎

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#26

You Should Only Use Your Printer For Practical Purposes

You Should Only Use Your Printer For Practical Purposes

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

YoU sHoUlD oNlY uSe YoUr PrInTeR fOr PrAcTiCaL pUrPoSeS

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#27

I Made A Foldable Pokeball Christmas Decoration. I'm Really Pleased With The Result :)

I Made A Foldable Pokeball Christmas Decoration. I'm Really Pleased With The Result :)

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Joanna Werman
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11 months ago

Pleasing yourself or pleasing a child is absolutely number one. Play on

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#28

Glados Room Automation

Glados Room Automation

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Joel Hopkins
Community Member
11 months ago

That actually looks really scary to me for some reason.

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#29

I 3D Printed A Rock! Then Painted It To Look More Like...a Rock!

I 3D Printed A Rock! Then Painted It To Look More Like...a Rock!

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Vicky Z
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11 months ago

Next step: 3d print the Rock!

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#30

Made A Keyholder With Spinning Head Just With A Thread

Made A Keyholder With Spinning Head Just With A Thread

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J Rob
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11 months ago

Red Light!

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