In Pictures: 18 supercool objects made with 3D printers

3D printers are being used to create some amazing things, many of which were on display at last week's Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in San Jose. Here are 18 3D printed items that really stood out.

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3D printed human face mold This flexible mold of a human face was created by Stratasys using 3D scanning technology and 3D printing. First, a person’s face is scanned and the image is uploaded into a CAD system, which is then used to create the printed mold, with no need for a cast or plaster material.

Stratasys displayed multiple face molds to show how the TangoPlus polymer material is being used for everything from facial reconstruction procedures in healthcare to the manufacture of movie props in Hollywood. The material can be hand-painted or spray-painted.

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