Jeremy Clarkson meets Hungry Hippos thanks to the magic of 3D printing

Cheeky marketing wheeze from 3D printing company CEL pays homage to currently-suspended Top Gear presenter

If you had 19 March in the “When will someone respond to Jeremy Clarkson’s latest controversy by turning his head into a 3D-printable part for Hungry Hippos?” sweepstakes, this is very much your lucky day.

3D printing firm CEL has found one of the more inventive ways to capitalise on the TV presenter’s suspension from Top Gear for marketing purposes, releasing a 3D-printable version of Clarkson’s head.

Plastic-backed songwriter: Paul McCartney can now be 3D printed

Former Beatle gets scanned for an official 3D-printable figurine, and makes it available for free to fans from his website

I want to print your hand – and your head, torso, arms, legs and feet too … Sir Paul McCartney has joined the 3D printing bandwagon by releasing a file that fans can use to print 3D figurines of their idol. 'Eventually 3D printing will print people'

Musician calls for ‘new morals, new laws and new codes’ to augment Moses’ 10 commandments: ‘He didn’t say shit about 3D printing...’

3D-printed organs are a realistic prospect in the next decade, but 3D-printed human beings? claims they will be the next step and thinks that humanity will need new ethical codes to cope with the implications. ‘3D printing will revolutionise society. In 20 years, you’ll be able to print a new kidney’

Inspired by the waste left behind after a Black Eyed Peas gig, the hip-hop star hopes his Ekocycle brand will take recyling to a new level

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I’m all right. Chilly-chill. I got back from Davos last week and now I’m at The Future, my facility in Los Angeles.

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Australian researchers create first 3D-printed jet engine

Development hailed as a potential breakthrough in aircraft manufacture after university-CSIRO joint project prints two gas turbine engines

Australian researchers have created the world’s first 3D-printed jet engines, a breakthrough that could change the way aircraft are constructed.

Researchers from Monash University, aided by staff from the CSIRO and Deakin University, have printed two engines and put one of them on display at the International Air Show in Avalon, Victoria.


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