Friday, October 15, 2010


3Disc First, jersey sublimation; now a "world's first"... HUH?!

World’s First 3D Printed Frisbee Also Most Expensive? [Wired . 10.13]

The Frisbee has come along way since hungry Connecticut schoolkid first gobbled down one of William Russell Frisbie’s tasty pies and tossed the empty tin at a friend. Now, going by the tortuous name of FrisMe, we have the “World’s first 3D printed frisbee”.

Printed in Belgium by I.Materialize, the plastic FrisMe is available to anyone and can be customized to any design or shape (hint: keep it round and dished or it won’t fly so well). If you have your own 3D printer, you can download the 3D file and print your own.

Should you opt to have I.Materialize make one for you, you might consider locking it up and never throwing it. A standard FrisMe will cost a staggering $215. Add your “initials and your choice of texture” and the price goes up to $230 (including shipping). And if you choose to fly out to Belgium, have the I.Materialize folks take a 3D scan of your hand and have it immortalized in a flying disc, you’ll pay $1,300 (plus flights and accommodation).

Available now.

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