3D Printing Your Holiday Presents

Does shopping over the winter holidays leave you feeling cold? Are you the type of person that would rather have your teeth pulled than stand in line at the mall for another present your child simply has to have? Do you wait until the last minute to shop every year, then wonder why all the good stuff is gone?

This holiday, maybe it’s time to think about 3D printing! You might be surprised at what other people can make with just a few clicks.

Satisfy the Fashionista

Maybe your partner prefers sensible gifts over knickknacks. Or perhaps others are asking for specific types of clothing. For your favorite fashion lover, designers are dreaming up hats, dresses and even bikinis to wear!

Even Smart Design Can Be Printed

Are you shopping for someone who is into making their personal environment beautiful? You might be surprised at what’s out there to please everyone on your home décor list. Things like lamps, artwork, and chairs are waiting to make a house a home.

3D Printing’s Playful Side

Don’t even think about forgetting the kids! 3D printing is creating items that will please the pickiest of all children, no matter their age. There are action figures, musical instruments, and even a bicycle out there, just waiting to bring smiles to the face of kiddos everywhere.

It seems you can find just about anything made with 3D printers. They work by building up an object one layer at a time following a computer’s digital instructions. Typically, materials such as plastic, ceramics, and metals are used. And lest you think this is new technology, you might be interested in knowing that manufacturers have been at it for over 20 years! The first 3D printer went up for sale in 1986.

Interested in owning your own 3D printer? Here’s a site with suggestions on what you need to know. Unfortunately, it will probably be cheaper to buy items on your shopping list outright. Maybe you can add a 3D printer to your own personal wish list!

Robyn Warner
Robyn Warner has been writing since she learned how to hold a pen. She wrote her first book of poems before the age of 10. Though creative writing is her preference, she is enjoying life in the technical blog world. Robyn’s goal in her 30s is to use her writing to inspire fellow cancer survivors and have a job that gives her the flexibility to live anywhere and never wear shoes.

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