A while back I bought a Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printer with the goal of creating and selling a boat-specific product online. I’m still working on that design, but in the meantime, I’ve been able to print a number of useful items for the boat, and some random trinkets just for fun. I see a lot of other uses for the printer in both home and sailboat, and can’t wait to see what other people produce with their design brains as well.
3D printing is nothing new to boats, but I think the potential for people to create new products and ideas is just beginning. So far, I’ve printed tons of keychains, small animals, names, symbols and other rather useless things. It’s very mesmerizing to watch, and recently I installed a bed-mounted camera that allows for slightly better views of the actual print happening.