The world of 3D printing has made some breakthroughs, and it looks like one company has already gotten ahead of the game.
The company behind the “KnockKnock” dollhouse, which debuted in May at Maker Faire San Francisco, announced the creation of a new, much more affordable and customizable building material called “Bayview.”
It also unveiled a new 3D printer that makes it possible to create custom models of anything in a 3-D model, without the need for a 3d printer.
The Maker Faires “Knack” was built around the same theme as Bayview, with a 3.3-ton 3D printed house that could be assembled into any shape, and could even be transformed into a 2-D printable replica of a real life house.
While it’s unclear how much the company will charge for the printable, it’s expected to be less than $5,000, making it one of the cheaper 3D printers out there.
Bayview’s main components are aluminum and steel.
The house is available in a variety of sizes, including the basic version, and can be easily assembled into a full-size home for $20,000.
This is more than enough for the typical 2-person, 2-bedroom, 1-bath home, or for an apartment.
But it also provides room for a larger space, which could mean more space for your kids, your pets, or even for a second home.
Bayfield, the company that made Knack, also recently announced a new line of “Dollhouse” toys that includes the 3-year-old “KnickKnack.”
They’re the same toy that debuted at MakerFaire, but now with more bells and whistles.
“Knacks can be molded to a variety the different shapes of a dollhouse,” Bayfield told Popular Mechanics.
“You can create the basic dollhouse in just 3 weeks.
You can make it to a 2nd dollhouse for $2,000 and a 3rd dollhouse by $5.
You’re not limited to only one shape, you can create multiple dolls.”
KnackKnack and Bayfield have teamed up to bring the 3D-printed 3D models of “Knicks” to life in new and exciting ways.
While the toy line won’t be available until later this year, it looks as if Bayfield and Knackknack will be a part of it soon.
“The 3D modelers at Knack and Knacked have worked tirelessly for months to bring their creations to life,” Bayfiede wrote on the company’s blog.
“Bayfield is very excited to finally be working with KnackKNACK to bring our toys to life, and to finally have a home that truly fits the needs of the wearer.”