3D Printing & Imaging

There are few rooms in our homes that need solutions to problems faster than the bathroom. From fixing your toilet to organizing your sink area, 3D printing can help keep your bathroom in working order.

The Shower

The shower is one of those places we go to escape the world and relax. As winter is approaching, a hot shower or soak in the tub can warm you back up and help you forget the cold outside. Printing custom organizers or a new shower head can help keep your shower a happy place. Of course, you can’t forget the rubber ducky to keep you company.

The Toilet

When your toilet breaks, an immediate solution is in order. Like many other things around the house, 3D printing replacement parts can make it easy to fix your toilet. A few printed toilet paper holders can also help add a little style to your bathroom.

The Sink

Our bathroom sinks are the multitaskers of the bathroom. Keeping them clean and organized are important.

Having Some Fun

If your kids have a bathroom – or if you are just a big kid yourself – why not consider a T-rex themed bathroom with all the accessories?

Keep following the rest of the week as we continue our journey around the house.

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2 thoughts on “3D Printing Around The Home: The Bathroom

  1. I’d like to know approximately how long it took to generate the file for each of these items- and did you already have one on hand?

    1. I did not design or print these items (well that’s not true, 3 of them are my designs), instead this is a list of items that can be freely downloaded and printed from the file sharing site Thingiverse.com.

  2. Nice round-up Matt! A while back I 3D printed a replacement internal lever for an obsolete toilet flush mechanism – in PLA it was much stiffer than the original component. After the flush diaphragm also failed, I had to replace the entire mechanism with a commercially manufactured product. With fairly recent availability of polyurethane filaments, perhaps even a diaphragm could now be printed.

    1. Thanks, really there are so many great things out there, the hard part is to limit it down to a reasonable number.

  3. Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that i’ve been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share.
    I have recently posted on SHOWER CURTAIN HOOKS

  4. Does anyone know where I can get the files to print an entire toilet assembly? I am also looking for a printable shower. Ideally these units would be modular. I did a search on Thingiverse for ‘plumbing’, and there are many components but I did not see any complete units or enough parts to make one.

    1. I did a Thingiverse search for ‘toilet’ and found some results. None of them are quite what I am looking for. This would be more like something you would find in an R.V. or Port A Jon. It will be connected to a bioreactor to treat the waste and generate electricity. I just need something simple and durable.

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Matt is a community organizer and founder of 3DPPVD, Ocean State Maker Mill, and HackPittsburgh. He is Make's digital fabrication and reviews editor.

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