If you had access to a 3D printer and unlimited material, what would you print? With new advancements in 3D printing technology as well as a burst in creative subjects and materials, 3D printing has gained traction and proved that it is here to stay. A new world of endless possibilities is opened up by 3D printing, where geometry can be reimagined and customization is the new norm.  Artists, creatives, scientists, doctors, architects and even chefs are testing the limits of 3d printing to create inspiring designs and objects. Check out these amazing 3D printed creations:

1) The future of footwear:

3d printed shoes

These invisible shoes were created by Andreia Chaves with Brazilian footwear company Melissas, who have been 3D printing incredible fashion designs for years now. These heels are made out of a proprietary plastic called Melflex using injection-molding and 3D printing. They are light and open and feel like walking on air. Leftover material is saved and used for the next print in 3D project. This no waste production means that 3D printing is both easy on the eyes, feet, wallet, and planet!

high heels 3d printed

These heels were created by Ilabo for United Nude

3d printed sport shoes

These Nubalances are partially 3D printed, with 3D printed midsoles.

3d printed summer shoes

The XYZ shoes by Earl Stewart uses 3D scanning technique, to ensure customers a personalized pair of shoes.

2.) You can now eat your own face, amongst other printable foods:

3d printed candy

Have you ever wanted to eat your own face? Well, thanks to print in 3D, now you can! The ‘Eat Your Face Machine’ is a 3D printer developed by David Carr and the MIT Media Lab, that scans your face and models it into a bar of chocolate. Mmmmm chocolate. What you get is edible chocolate with your face projecting out of it, ready to eat. Ok, it’s a bit weird, but also very cool at the same time. What would you print your face on?

3d printed food

Food designer Chloe Rutzerveld has developed a concept for “healthy and sustainable” 3D-printed snacks that sprout mushrooms and other plants for some wild flavor.  These 3D printed shapes contain a mixture of seeds, spores, and yeast which start to grow after only a few days.

3.) To your health!

3d printed medical equipment

3D printing is being used in the medical and science world to make the world a healthier, better place! An 83-year-old Belgian woman can now speak and chew thanks to her new printed jaw. Working with Professor Jules Poukens of the University of Hasselt, medical implant experts, Xilloc printed a 170g titanium copy of her original lower jawbone based on MRI scans. The match was so perfect that the patient was able to talk and swallow normally just 24-hours after it was implanted.

3d printed medical models

3D printing enables doctors to have cheaper alternatives to expensive medical models in order to learn about the human anatomy and also be able to inject realism into surgery practice without the use of cadavers. Printed models are so accurate that surgeries can be planned and practiced on a printed model like this before the real patient goes under the knife.

4.) Art meets Tech:

arts 3d printed

This shoe filled with intricate detail and lights is 1 meter long and not a pair of shoes you can wear. It was used as an Onitsuka Tiger commercial and created with a 3D printer. The link says you can purchase it for 5879.83 Euros and keep it as a modern sculpture in your home.

3d printed sculptures

Acclaimed artist Anya Gallacio’s installation, Devil’s Tower, is a 3d printed model of the famous mountain made from Clay.  Here, Anya explored the idea of mixing primitive and modern, clay being humanity’s most basic artistic medium and 3D printing our newest.

6.) Redefining the term ‘wearable’ with 3D printed clothing and Jewelry:

3d printed clothes

Nervous System makes clothing and home accessories that fuse nature’s complexities with technology and original design to create innovative 3D printed world.

Jenny Wu’s 3D printed work, such as the necklace from her LACE by Jenny Wu collection above called Stria, has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Architect Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and more.  Her pieces are customizable, made possible by 3D printing. As an internationally celebrated architect and designer, Wu has also found a niche within the custom jewelry market.

7) Forget Legos, you can print entire cities and model cars:

san francisco 3d printed

Check out this amazing print of how San Francisco is projected to look in 2017. The model was fabricated at Autodesk’s Pier 9 workshop on two Objet Connex 500 printers with print resolution of 16 microns, based on a digital modeling based from photogrammetry, city planning data and architectural drawings.

3d printed cars

If you can’t buy an expensive car, you can at least print a model. This 1960 Aston Martin DB5 in a 1:3 scale.  Go ahead and crash and burn this one like James Bond did.

8) Listen up!

3d printed headphones

Designers at Teague unveiled their latest project: 13:30 3D-printed headphones. They mark their first experiment in printed consumer electronics and the idea that they could be as easy to turn into working product as they are to print. Here, they created a beautiful and  functional headphone on a professional ABS FDM 3D printer, a Dimension 1200ES. The print job took 13 hours and 30 minutes therefore they named it 13:30 3D-printed headphones.

speakers 3d printed

HTC’s 3D printed powerless acoustic speaker, the Gramohorn II, is designed exclusively for the HTC One smartphone.  Designer Justin Wolter was commissioned to create an HTC One edition of his mono Gramohorn, as part of its ‘Here’s To Creativity’ campaign and support to young artists in the UK.  Acting as resonance chambers, volume can be increased by as much as 50% without power or wires, and lower frequencies and bass notes are also enhanced to produce deeper, fuller and ‘better’ music.

9) Accessorize your gear:

phone cases 3d printed

Teaming up with German design firm WertelOberfell, Panasonic has create a series of 3D-printed camera cases inspired by three different “design epochs.” Currently only concept designs, the three cases showcase how cameras can utilize tech innovations for contemporary and customizable aesthetics, as well as improved grip and function.

Polychemy is an online designer boutique from Singapore that specializes in 3D technology. They print 3D cases for the iPhone and Blackberry, creating cases with a unique look and intricate designs. The possibilities are endless.