This spherical gear was made using a 3D printer, can be yours for the holidays
Proxy Design Studio has created a 3D-printed spherical gear known as the Mechaneu. Described as the first in a series of kinetic, 3D-printed objects designed to explore the limits of 3D printing as an art form, it really is a work of art worth taking a moment to look at.
The company wrote custom software that creates geometry similar to how nature solves problems using shape. As the above video explains, 3D printing allows a method of manufacturing that has previously been impossible such as interlocking assemblies in the production process.
Technical jargon aside, it’s a really awesome 3D-printed toy that just so happens to be up for sale. Unfortunately, it’s not cheap by a long shot as you’ll need to shell out just south of $200 to own one.
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