designer martin hajek imagines apple's latest 3D printer patent designer martin hajek imagines apple's latest 3D printer patent
dec 24, 2015

designer martin hajek imagines apple's latest 3D printer patent

designer martin hajek imagines apple’s latest 3D printer patent
all images courtesy of martin hajek

 

 

 

 

apple recently submitted a patent for a multi-colored 3D printer, but it is unclear if the tech giant plans to enter the market any time soon. nevertheless, designer martin hajek took the patent submission and conceptualized it with a revived ‘G4’ cube design and created the ‘iPrinter’. while making the model, it occurred to hajek that if apple ever decide to make a 3D printer, it will not be to sell more printers or the consumables like ink and resin, but instead to establish a business model that will sell 3D printers through an online store, similar to the app store. hajek believes that what apple did for music with ‘iTunes’, they could also do for 3D printing with their own online model store.

 

 

martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-02the concept apple 3D printer would lift the models from a basin martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-03the render revives the ‘G4’ cube design martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-04the 3D printer would connect directly to mac computers martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-05the printer sits on a curved glass bottom martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-06the 3D printer would have it’s own online store platform martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-07the backplate  martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-08apple would supply cartridges of resin martin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-09martin hajek apple 3D printer basin where models would be createdmartin-hajek-apple-3D-printer-concept-designboom-10the touch screen top display 

  • If they made one, I would get it–for school. I’m a nursing student and this would be awesome for projects!!

    Robin Hughes says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

technology news