3d printed tools

3D Printed 18th Century Native Tools Connect the Past and the Future

The search for a connection with our ancestors is an important part of understanding who we are today. Humans have been trying to integrate their distant past into the practice…

Bristol Researchers Create Handheld 3D Printed Robots That Assist & Correct Users 

Many of us are incredibly reliant on our electronics to do everything for us. If we could have personal robots brushing our teeth (probably not a stretch) and driving to…

Sometimes You 3D Print a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t… Now You Can 3D Print Any Nut or Washer You Choose

We’ve all seen the 3D printed nut and bolt file that 3D printer manufacturers like to show off as an example of their printers’ resolution capabilities. It is a sufficiently…

French Teen Creates a Functioning, Completely 3D Printed Vise

When it comes to 3D printed objects, most people immediately envision little trinkets and toys cluttering up a coffee table or desk. This is far from the whole story, however….

Navy Researcher Creates Functional 3D Printable Adjustable Groove-Joint Pliers & Other Amazing Tools

This past December, NASA 3D printed a working tool for the first time in outer space, using a 3D printer that was built with the help of Made In Space….

This Amazing 3D Printed Tool Can Drill Holes in Metal Using Nothing but Human Power

Updated: You can now download the files to 3D print this tool at 3DSha.re. It was just last week that we broke a story on the world’s smallest drill, which…

Lock Sport Enthusiast Designs and 3D Prints Lock Picking Tools

Lock picking is certainly a handy skill when you or someone you know is standing — mouth agape with surprise and dismay — at the door, with no key, and…

It’s All Man Made: Pre-Historic Technology Meets 3D Printing

In any show, exhibit, or book about pre-historic life you’ve seen the tear drop shaped hand axes that people used as an all purpose tool. Made from flint or other…