Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printed Gifts for Him


Tessa Blokland  

Wall Shelf for ECAL Digital Market, design by Alexandre Picciotto, 2018

It is that time of year again! What is out there to shop for or just to dream about? Here is my selection of gifts for him (or her, of course, it is never that black and white).

What about the Adidas new Alphaedge 4D? The 4D midsole is 3D printed using Digital Light Synthesis (DSL), a technology pioneered by Carbon. The lattice structure can only be produced using additive manufacturing. According to the website, it generates responsive cushioning, which absorbs pressure from any angle and returns energy, propelling the foot forward and supporting movement where needed.

Another toy might be the 3D printed spinning tops of German-based design studio 7.5. They come in a box of three in different colors and textures. Nice to give away, to have and to use!

What about this all-in-one 3D printed foldable lamp? I really like this design by Leon Laskowski, because Laskowski really understood the possibilities of 3D printing. And besides this understanding, the lamp actually looks great as well.

This 3D printed shoe horn is just one of the many very nice designs in the Digital Market by ECAL. You can buy it for just €9 each, and print it locally. I picked this design (and the top image), but I would recommend you to have a look yourself and pick your favorite!

If you really want to make an impression, this is the ultimate 3D printed gift: Nera, a fully 3D printed electric motorbike. As the website mentions, Nera features fully 3D printed parts such as tires, rims, frame, fork, and seat, excluding only electrical components. The e-bike is developed by Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak, who are part of NOWlab, the German manufacturer’s innovation lab and consultancy of BigRep.

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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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