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Bike Helmet

Shoe parts

Flipper

Hair dryer accessories

Cadaver

Jewelry

Eyeglass frames

Prosthetic arm

Saddle bags

Iron Man helmet

Portraits

3D objects

This life-size bike helmet can protect cyclist against minor accidents.

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Need to feel more comfortable inside your shoes? You can make yourself a perfect-fitting insole.

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Using flexible material, you can even make yourself perfect-fitting swimming fins, too.

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Or you can custom-make accessories for your gadgets -- like say, for your hair dryer.

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You can't really use these body parts as replacements, but they will come in handy if you need to study anatomy.

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3D printing is an excellent tool for making jewelry, helping you to be creative while saving a lot of time.

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These 3D-printed eyeglass frames can actually be used in real life.

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This unique prosthetic bionic arm can't be bought at the store.

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You can 3D print quite large objects, such as accessories for your ride.

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Or this Iron Man helmet.

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And you can make small objects, too, of course, like action figures of yourself, or your loved ones.

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Basically, with a 3D printer, your imagination is your limit. With a variety of materials, objects you make are not only unique but can also be useful in real-life.

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