Is there anything you can’t 3D print? I know that sounds like the sort of question you might have heard back in the days when 3D printing hype was running rampant, but it came to mind as I was reading about one of the winning entries—an electric cello—in the Technical Competition organized by the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG; Milwaukee, WI).
Find out more about the cello along with the other winners—a model of a character from the Halo video game and a user-specific shock-absorbing football-helmet liner—by clicking through this slide show. For good measure, we have also included the runners up.
AMUG is an industry-based organization that endeavors to educate people about and advance the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include those with industrial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies and materials used for professional purposes from companies such as Stratasys, DSM, SLM Solutions, EOS, GE Additive, ExOne, BASF, Renishaw, Carbon, HP Inc., Additive Industries, Formlabs and 3D Systems.
All 17 entries in the Technical Competition were displayed at the annual AMUG Conference held recently in Chicago. The three winners received complimentary admission to the conference, a commemorative award and, as the press release noted, “the admiration of their fellow AM users.”