News: the rise of affordable 3D printers is sparking a boom in demand for personalised sex toys that can be ordered online or printed at home.
A raft of new companies are springing up to cater for the growing market for toys that can be customised according to taste and fabricated on domestic printers, preventing the potential awkwardness of receiving items in the post.”
This Valentine’s Day, take that maxim to its logical and ridiculous extent when you enjoin 3DEA to make, yes, a personalized sex toy out of your manhood.
So. Ahem. Here’s the thrust of it: you book an appointment with the 3DEA team in a private Eventi suite reserved exclusively for you.”
Maybe you consider yourself the best adult toy of all. There has long been ways of making a replica of certain body parts, usually involving long, uncomfortable sessions with a big bucket of "quick-drying" plaster that can just not harden fast enough. But now we live in the digital age, where laser scanning can make a 100-percent accurate digital model of your pertinent parts.”
It’s not just Romney and Obama anymore! Thanks to dropping costs and the nagging sense of terrible shame that comes with entering a sex shop no matter how liberated you are, custom, 3D-printed sex toys are now officially a “phenomenon,” according to Dezeen. There’s MakerLove and Dongiverse, two alternate-universe versions of Thingiverse that specialize in the free sharing of dildo designs, Velv’Or, a “gentlemen’s jewelry” brand making 3D-printed products for men, and Cunicode, which plans to offer “luxury” ceramic models.”
This idea that started off as a “wouldn’t it be silly if…” conversation while drinking with friends that became a reality for Kling when she came into contact with the owners of sex toy company the New York Toy Collective, who offered to make an almost exact mold of her penis—veins, creases and all—using the latest in 3D technology. “With the 3D scanning technology, you can get a scan of your body parts in just a matter of seconds,” says New York Toy Collective co-owner Laura Parker, “rather than having to keep yourself in a mold for several minutes—which can kind of be gross and uncomfortable.” A Minolta Vivid 910 laser scanner takes five to seven shots from different angles to composite a digital image, which is then sent to a 3D printer to create what is likely today’s closest attempt to an exact mold of a penis.”
Not sure what to ask for from your guy for Christmas? Tell him you want a dildo modeled out of a 3D printout of his penis for those lonely nights when he's out of town.
Yes, it's a thing: 3DEA—a new pop-up (ha!) shop in NYC—is now offering the service. It's pretty simple: Your guy gets a quick tutorial, then hops in the booth for a quick penis photo shoot. A 3D model is then created from the photos and shipped off to New York Toy Collective and the pros there create the one-of-a-kind dildo.”
One goal has long evaded sex toy engineers: an exact replica of a human penis. Not just any penis, but yours, with all the contours and skin tone that the good Lord gave you rather than those unnaturally smooth and luridly pink options.
Plaster molds and other attempts take too long and often leave the customer limp with disappointment.
Now, thanks to 3D printing, the era of the perfectly cloned mini-you has arrived; finally, you can be in two places at once, as it were.”
3D printing is taking over the world one industry at a time – and sex toys are no different! At 3DEA we’re bringing back the Personalized Sex Toy Scanning just in time for Valentine’s Day <3. In collaboration with New York Toy Collective and Direct Dimension’s ShapeShot, Openhouse offers the newest technology to make civilization’s favorite hobby even more interesting.”
Tech industry enthusiasts have called three-dimensional (3D) printing one of the hottest technological advancements expected to go mainstream in 2013.
At the forefront of the innovation for mobile devices is cell phone maker Nokia, who on Friday announced the release of the 3D-printing Development Kit (3DK) that will allow users to create their own customizable back shells for its new Lumia 820 handset.”
Forget buying sex toys — Tom Nardone wants you to print them.
Nardone runs MakerLove, a website where he posts sex toy designs for 3D printer owners to try out. An engineer-turned-vibrator salesman, Nardone’s toys include the Hello Kitty-inspired Hello Pussycat, the tongue-shaped Organic Communicator, and the strangely but aptly named Freaky Freud. His work combines art with science, technology with pleasure.
But while Nardone isn’t sure whether MakerLove will revolutionize the sex toy industry, he is sure of one thing: The 3D printer will undoubtedly become a sex machine.”
You know how us dames are always telling you that we wish we could cast your manhood in bronze and carry it with us in our purse, so we’d accidentally wrap our hands around it while we were looking for our keys and grin, mischievously? No? I’m sorry, that must be a sore spot for you.
Regardless, our days of wishin’ and hopin’ are over; a company called 3DEA has made it possible for you to create an exact replica of your junk, using 3D printing technology and some silicone. That’s right, the same material that sex toys are made out of. Now you’re with me.”
Looks like our sexual culture is evolving and being altered by technology - companies are not only printing out prototypes sent by sex toy designers with desktop 3D printer, but also offering services to help you generate customized 3D sex toy.
3DEA, a Pop-Up store in New York featuring cutting-edge brands like Shapeways, Ultimaker, and UP! plus 3D printer, set up a very private 3DEA appointment on Monday December 10, 2012.”
How cocky do you have to be to clone your own dick? I bet you can’t find me one dude who thinks his dick is good enough to be laser scanned and turned into a dildo. My dick is certainly not worthy of that. There’s a reason why chicks buy dildos and vibrators that are like 12 inches long and 4 inches thick with glitter and sparkles and shit. Because real dicks are awful. Real dicks are small and weird colors with floppy skin and stuff.
I mean how often do you see surveys and studies and shit that say 99% of chicks are not satisfied in bed, right? So unless you’re that 1%, which you aren’t, what are you doing cloning the very mechanism that provides mediocre sex? Happy birthday, honey – he’s a laser scanned replica of my cock. Now you can fake orgasms when you’re masturbating too!”
As 3D-printing becomes more prevalent in the world, adopted by all sorts of industries due to its cost-effectiveness and eco-friendliness, companies like the New York Toy Collective have decided to get a little intimate. Know for producing quality sex toys, this company endeavors to create replicas of customers' penises and vaginas using 3D technology. While some people are printing such toys in the comfort of their own home, others are hoping to personalize them in a more convenient manner.”
Christmas is coming, and there's no better way to stuff the stocking of that special someone.3DEA, a pop-up 3D printing store in New York City, is offering customized dildos formed from laser scans -- and 3D print-outs -- of customers' penises.”
Using photomasking techniques similar to those developed for producing integrated circuit chips, scientists at MIT and Harvard have developed an inexpensive way of Creating 3D brain tissues in a lab dish, using brain cells from the primary cortex of rats, opening up new areas of brain and neural research.”
Forget buying sex toys — Tom Nardone wants you to print them.
Nardone runs MakerLove, a website where he posts sex toy designs for 3D printer owners to try out. An engineer-turned-vibrator salesman, Nardone’s toys include the Hello Kitty-inspired Hello Pussycat, the tongue-shaped Organic Communicator, and the strangely but aptly named Freaky Freud. His work combines art with science, technology with pleasure.”
As 3D printing expands its influence into mainstream culture, plenty of amazing things are happening. There are a lot of 3D printing companies expanding and getting more funding, but enterprising designers are finding more and more ways to use the fledgling printing technology. While some of these uses are a bit troubling (like piracy of copyrighted material and firearms), others show that, with enough ingenuity, 3D printing can change lives. Let’s take a look at some of the industry’s bigger stories from this year.”
You’re always looking for a gift that really reflects who you are and your true feelings about the person you’re giving it to.
You’re sensitive like that.
Well, this is one way of doing things...
Embrace your odd sense of familiarity with The Personalized Sex Toy, a giftable pleasure-delivery vessel that’s an exact 3D-printed replica of your own vessel, reddening faces and changing lives at the 3DEA Pop Up.”
Pop-Up store 3DEA in New York which opened for the holidays, allowing customers to print all kinds of things (jewellery, Xmas tree ornaments, toys...), has also been offering customised 3D sex toys. But by appointment only. 3ders.org reports.
You and your loved one will be greeted with champagne and chocolate. After a quick tutorial on how to perfect your scan, you can then enter the ShapeShot 3D scanning booth. The ShapeShot cams will capture you in your full glory and these 3D images will be used to print out a prototype on a 3D printer.”
Chelsea and Parker from the New York Toy Collective jump on the show to talk about building a better sex toy. We talk about what inspired them to build their own toys, the science behind it, finding a penis model, how their families reacted to it and their adventures along the way.”
One of the things I want to do, and then use as a backers’ reward, is cast a mold of my penis, from which to make dildos, candles, chocolates, and so on. The possibilities for ridiculous products are endless. (I also just think the idea is hilarious.) On the advice of Searah (owner of Early to Bed and all-around awesome gal) I emailed a few sex toy manufacturers, hoping for some advice and – maybe! – some help with the project. On Thursday, 12/6, I received an email from the New York Toy Collective.”