3D printers have revolutionised the way we bring design projects to life. At the touch of a button, you can have detailed parts printed for complicated engineering projects. We can easily print intricate 3D components for the next space shuttle or necessary parts for automobiles, planes and even robots!
But with 3D printing becoming more accessible, we can also put a 3D printer’s ability to the test when making everyday objects. In fact, 3D printers are just as adept at producing parts for aerospace engineering projects, as they are for printing out toothbrush holders and bottle openers.
We envisage a day when every household has a 3D printer, and everyday household items can be created in moments. This might be a little while off though, so for now let’s just get inspired. Here’s an overview of some of the everyday, normal items you could create with a 3D printer.
1. Toothbrush Holders
Let’s start with the real everyday items. 3D scanners and printers have the ability to seriously change the way we live – and that starts in the bathroom.
3D printing can be used to print out toothbrush holders (revolutionary, we know!), so you never again lose your toothbrush around the home.
Print out a toothbrush holder for a single toothbrush, or get creative and design a holder with multiple slots or wall mounts.
2. Toothpaste Squeezer
A toothpaste squeezer? Okay, so this isn’t an item that everyone has in their household, but it is an item you never knew you needed until you 3D printed it!
While you’re getting your toothbrush holder sorted, why not print out a way to make the most of every last drop of toothpaste? Toothpaste squeezers are simple, clamp-like devices that allow you to squeeze the last bit of the toothpaste out of the tube.
They come in handy when you’re at the end of a toothpaste tube, and they help prevent unnecessary waste.
3. Toilet Roll Holders
3D printers are also very effective at producing toilet roll holders. These can be simple, wall-mounted holders that are sturdy and easily put in place, or they can be more elaborate with space for multiple toilet rolls.
There are many more bathroom items that can be created too, from toilet plunger stands and showerheads to rubbish bins and shower gel shelves.
4. Bottle Openers
3D printing is great for producing those everyday objects that are often lost or misplaced. Those items you can’t remember where exactly you stored them when you need them most.
One object we often find ourselves fumbling around the kitchen for is a bottle opener (especially when we need a refreshing beer!). One bottle opener is seemingly never, ever enough for one household. Step in the 3D printer, which can print a set of sturdy, customised bottle openers.
Get creative and print out bottle openers in the shape of your favourite cartoon characters, or include personalised inscriptions for your friends.
5. Wine Racks
Not a beer drinker? Don’t worry, because a 3D printer is also able to print customised wine racks. Wine racks come in a unique array of designs, from simple triangular racks to elaborate wall-mounted racks.
But these racks might be too large for the kitchen space, or they might not be secure enough for your liking.
Rather than scouring the shops for the perfect wine rack, design your own wine rack that fits exactly the number of bottles you need it to, and can be placed precisely where you want it in the home.
6. Plant Pots
We all like to add a touch of greenery to our home, particularly as many of us are spending more time inside than ever before by working from home.
With 3D printing, you can produce perfectly sized plant pots for your plants. Create small, shelf-top plant pots to surround your desk with greenery and flowers, or make large freestanding pots that can hold a garden’s worth of indoor plants.
7. Laptop Stands
If you’re working from home or simply spend a lot of time on your laptop, then you want to be as ergonomic as possible. So why not print out a dedicated laptop stand?
Customise the design so it puts your laptop at the exact eye or keyboard level you need for your height and posture. You could even print out moving parts and hinges to allow you to adjust the level of the laptop to create the perfect workstation.
8. Stationery Organisers
Are you sick and tired of not being able to find a pen or pencil when you need it most? Do you get frustrated when you find pens, rulers and rubbers all over the home?
There’s a simple solution, and you can get a 3D printer to make that solution a reality. Stationery organisers.
It’s a simple solution, but 3D printing can give you the tools you need to keep your desk space organised and decluttered, making life just that little bit easier for everyone.
The world of 3D printing is seemingly limitless. You can also use printers to produce much-needed items like music amplifiers. We aren’t talking about a technical amplifier, but rather a simple amplifier without any electrics.
Rather than using the old ‘place your phone in a glass’ trick, you can produce a dedicated amplifier using a 3D printer that will give you the sound levels you need at home.
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