A lot of potential for 3D printed electronics in the automotive field

3D printing is affecting the way engineers design in the automotive industry. The technology is already used in the industry, currently mostly for plastic and metal spare parts. Additive manufacturing has opened the door for newer designs, safer products, shorter lead times and lower costs. Moreover, it will be an enabler for the automotive industry to adapt towards the new smart mobility requirements.

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How to 3D Print a Working Video Game Controller & Other Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits

I truly believe that there will come a time where we will all be 3D printing intricate electronic devices from the comfort of our own homes. A company called Inventery Inc. is combining 3D printing with Play-Doh to enable some pretty cool new applications for the technology. Continue reading “How to 3D Print a Working Video Game Controller & Other Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits”

OwnFone Launches PrintFone, The 3D Printable Customizable Mobile Phone

Back in May of last year, we covered a company based in Britain called OwnFone, who had decided to offer a phone produced specifically for the vision impaired. Called the OwnFone Braille, the device was a simple mobile phone which could be customized online before being 3D printed by the company. The customization options allowed those with visual impairments to 3D print out specific names in braille which acted as a tactile face plate for the device. Continue reading “OwnFone Launches PrintFone, The 3D Printable Customizable Mobile Phone”

3D Printing and DIY Electronics Bring Mario Bros. Clouds to a Wearable Piece of Jewelry (VIDEO)

We’ve seen some really cool things from Thingiverse, and they just keep coming. The latest one to catch our eye over here is some 3D Printed Mario Clouds Electronic Jewelry, from Adafruit. While it’s a little bit more of a project than some quick print-and-done designs over at Thingiverse, the payoff is also that much more rad for this piece. Continue reading “3D Printing and DIY Electronics Bring Mario Bros. Clouds to a Wearable Piece of Jewelry (VIDEO)”