3D printer projects - techbuzzireland

When you’re stuck at home and boredom sets in, it might be time to put your 3D printer to some use. In fact, many people opt for that exact creative option and search for a number of intriguing 3D printing ideas. Given the wealth of options available through this technology, though, it can be a tad overwhelming. 

There are certainly many routes you can go down when assessing the different types of printer projects many 3D printers tend to opt for. For example, sports fans might aim to replicate the ball in their particular sport or even try to recreate their beloved teams’ badge. Additionally, gaming fans might try to produce a Pokemon-themed print or a character from their favourite Playtech casino games. Then, for other people, a food-themed print might be a preference, alongside something work-related. Essentially, the options are endless; it’s just about finding a way to make this innovative technology work for you. 

One thing that is for certain, though, is that you shouldn’t be afraid to get creative with a 3D printer project. People are creating works of art on a regular basis, perhaps in order to spruce up their home with the addition of some 3D-themed sculptures or to provide a cute toy for a loved one. Whatever your preference is, below is a look at five worthwhile 3D printer projects to dive into. 

Exercise dumbbell 

If you occasionally work out at home, then adding to your gym with your very own exercise dumbbell surely appeals, right? A tin can dumbbell, for example, is easy to make and will help you feel the burn in the process. There are many STL files you can download to create a dumbbell base, although a design by the Samuel Bernier Project is a favoured option for many.


Business cards 

If you run your own business or you’re in need of some business cards for a particular reason, then creating your own with a 3D printer is an option worth exploring. Not only will people appreciate a personal touch but, similar to these bike business cards, they can look great, too. Creating a business card is fairly straightforward, it can enable your business to stand out from the crowd, and obviously help you spread the word. 

Book accessories 

If you’re partial to the odd good book then investing some time into a few handy accessories might appeal to you. From bookmarks to book holders, these fun and easy projects don’t take long but they’ll last a while. You might even be able to make a paperweight to hold down any magazines or any documents, too. The options are certainly extensive. 

Wheelchair ramp 

A fairly niche but hugely important product on the whole, particularly if you or any of your relatives are in a wheelchair, creating a small and portable wheelchair ramp is fairly straightforward and can come in extremely handy for people. All you need to do is download STL files of a simple ramp, then most solid 3D printers will be able to deliver the final product with ease. Once completed, a step in front of the shops or near your home can be easily navigated. 

Shoe insole

Many people with foot issues or walkers who simply want to add more comfort ahead of a long hike opt for shoe insoles. Not only can they add an additional layer of comfort, but they also protect your feet and help assist you with your everyday adventures. You’ll need flexible material and it can take a while to nail your final design, but it’s certainly worthwhile. 


By Jim O Brien/CEO

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