3D printing allows people to scan or recreate physical objects on a computer. In general, it involves heating a plastic wire (PLA, ABS, …) and threading it through a nozzle that then passes over the desired design, building layer by layer. The final object takes form over a few hours.
Websites already exist that allow people to upload their own creations—a kind of YouTube for 3D printing. And vape fans of course are part of this community.The intricacies of vaping can be very technical, attracting former smokers who may be interested in geeking out with personal device designs.
Of course, since plastic does not conduct electricity, simply printing a box in 3D would not result in a vaping device. A few other elements are necessary, including a button, a 510 female thread and room for a battery:
Numerous gadgets can still be used for storage, box covers, tools and other types of drip tips. Indeed, the possibilities are unlimited.
Never printed in 3D? No problem! There are also websites that will print for you, like the well known Sculpteo, or Freelabster, which is a marketplace for professional and private owners of 3D printers.
Vaping is often a communal activity, and everyone can contribute to the 3D printing process, allowing different people to test, experiment, and discuss new types of devices.
And this is indeed one of the best parts of 3D printing, to share ideas and new creations!