3D Printed Handles Breath New Life Into Stone Age Technology

3D Printed Handles Breath New Life Into Stone Age Technology
technology

Recreated prehistoric implements come together with 21st Century technology to create new tools.

Ross Brooks
  • 17 june 2014

The days when flint tools were at the forefront of technology are long gone, but even that wasn’t enough to stop a pair of designers from creating various 3D-printed accessories for the stone-age implement. Dov Ganchrow and the late Ami Drach created nine different handles, each of which gives the stone a very specific function. The aim of the project was to get people thinking about how many different ways the tool could be used, but also demonstrates that something as basic as a sharpened piece of flint could be useful today.

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