3D printers seem like they can do anything. From printing tiny accessories like keychains to entire pieces of furniture, the internet is full of videos of people 3D printing all kinds of stuff. But, could 3D printers be used to print bongs and other smoking accessories?
Well, turns it out we're well behind the 8 ball. People on the internet are already using 3D printers to print bongs, grinders, pipes, and much more. There are even companies that specialize in 3D printed paraphernalia that allow customers to customize their accessories too.
As these printers are becoming more affordable, it's becoming easier and more common for people to have access to one of these devices through family, friends, or even work. All you need to make it happen is a design for the actual bong itself, which you can find online.
On YouMagine, for example, there are numerous open-source files with designs for 3D-printed bongs. Some are shaped like regular old 2-piece pies, while others feature crazy designs (like this Pentagon Bubbler, for example). Search for the word "bong" on Shapeways , and you'll also find a couple designs for bongs and water pipes. The same goes for other open-source design hubs like Thingiverse and 3D warehouse.
All of the designs here can be printed using ABS and PLA, the two main filaments used to make many 3D-printed objects. But here's the catch; you'll still need to dress-up your bong with a metal or glass bowl. ABS and PLA aren't safe to smoke out of.
So, what are you waiting for? Download your favorite design, hijack your friend's/uncle's/dad's/boss' 3D printer and print your own bong today!
And in the mean time, check out this very satisfying timelapse video of a skull-bong being printed.