Taking the 3D-Printed Bong to the Next Level
Ben Adlin December 9, 2016
For all the hubbub around 3D printing in recent years, it’s still rare in 2016 to encounter an honest-to-goodness 3D-printed object. We may’ve read of doctors prepping for surgeries with custom-printed replicas of patients’ organs or know the odd friend with a desktop CR-10s pV2,
but most of us still don’t consciously interact, on the regular, with anything 3D printed. Cannabis, because it’s cannabis, could very quickly change that.
“We have fine-arts backgrounds, and we wanted to make things with an element of longevity and durability.”
Right now it’s not too difficult to download a 3D model that will allow you to print a serviceable, albeit questionable, bong right at home. The problem, though, is that a good 3D printer starts at around $1,000, and those use various forms of plastic, which is the kind of thing that inspires borderline-obsessive Reddit threads about health concerns, even when using non-toxic, biodegradable PLA. So commercial artists tend to explore different media.
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