Wrenches, Records and Violins: 11 Amazing 3D Printing Videos

By Megan O'Neill 

It really is incredible what we can do these days, thanks to technology, and one of the coolest technologies out there (in my humble opinion) is 3D printing.  3D printers can be used to replicate all sorts of objects, from tools to bicycles and even houses!  Today a video of a 3D printed record that actually plays caught our eye and inspired us to put together a list of some of the coolest 3D printing videos on the web.  Get ready to drop your jaw!

3D Printed Record

Here’s the video that inspired us to put together this list.  You can find out more about the process that went into creating this record on instructables.com.

Contour Crafting: Automated Construction: Behrokh Khoshnevis at TED

In this awesome TED Talk Behrokh Khoshnevis, a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at USC, explains how 3D printing can be used to literally print entire neighborhoods full of printed buildings.  Wow.

Amazing 3D Printed ‘Stradivarius’ Violin

In this video, Simon Hewitt Jones plays the world’s first 3D printed violin…and it sounds great!  How incredible is this?

Amazing 3D Printer

Theoretical physicist David Kaplan visits Z Corp, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of 3D printers, and has them replicate a wrench for him that actually works.

The Largest Ever 3D Printed Wrench!

While we’re on the subject of 3D printed wrenches—here’s a video of the largest 3D wrench ever printed!  Not sure exactly what this huge wrench would be used for, but it’s impressive nonetheless!

Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

I think it’s amazing that 3D printers can be used to create objects with moving parts that are actually functional.  In this video, a bicycle is printed and it actually works.  Would you ride a 3D printed bike?

3D Printed iPhone Case with Moving Gears!

Speaking of printed items with moving parts—check out this cool 3D printed iPhone case with moving gears!

Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

Here’s another TED Talk about 3D printing for ya!  Lisa Harouni provides an intro to 3D printing, talks about how the technology works and its implications.

London 3D printer show: A world of pure (plastic) imagination

This CNET video shows off some of the most impressive items on display at the 3D Print Show in London.

3D Printing Time Lapse Photography – Yoda

Nothing like a 3D printed Yoda head!

3D Printing | Enabling Dreams to Reality

Finally, Objet put together this cute promo video for their Objet30 Pro printer.  If you could print anything with a 3D printer, what would it be?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.