3D-Printed Back to School Shopping

Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by .

If back-to-school shopping makes you want to crawl back into bed, you need to learn about 3D-printed school supplies. A variety of back-to-school products are being produced with some of the latest technology. This blog will detail a few options that you might want to put on your shopping list.

Get the Basics

It’s amazing what has been created with 3D printers, and that includes basic school and office supplies. You can find just about everything on your list, from erasers to tape measures. (One author discusses a mechanical pencil that was made to store extra lead.) Don’t forget a cool pencil holder!


Add a Few Extras

3D-printed clothing has been in the works for some time. You can purchase 3D-printed tennis shoes, jewelry, bowties, and other accessories to top off your back-to-school look.To see how to make a 3D-printed lunch box, check out this video. And don’t forget sporting gear. You can pick up all sorts of supplies—even 3D-printed table tennis equipment.

For Professionals

If your student wants to score big with presentations, you’ll want to check out the special 3D Printing Pen from Hammacher Schlemmer. This pen writes with warm thermoplastic that hardens within seconds, allowing for three-dimensional freehand drawings. It’s recommended for people aged 14 and up, and comes with 50 plastic refills in assorted colors. It puts poster boards and stickers to shame.

So there you have it—a brief lesson on 3D-printed back-to-school items. Who knows? Maybe next year you’ll be able to skip the stores entirely and just print your back-to-school supplies from home!

Greg Gladman

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Greg Gladman has two degrees from the University of Cincinnati and prides himself on managing the operations and customer service at Ink Technologies. With a mind like a vault, he is full of useful and useless information, making him an asset to the company and to his Tuesday night trivia team. When he is not working, he spends his time bowling and playing golf. Greg dedicates much of his free time to raising money and awareness in support of the fight against blood cancers. You can find him on .

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