Saturday, September 19, 2020

Want To Learn How To 3D Print An Old-School Dive Helmet?


Have a thing for old-school dive helmets? Well, Bo Noergaard Silkeborg, a Danish designer, has figured out a way to 3D-print a replica of a full-size version of one.

Silkeborg designed and printed the helmet in 26 parts and then put it together with nuts and bolts. While chances are it won’t be completely waterproof, the parts move like they’re supposed to and it likely wouldn’t be as expensive as an actual, vintage dive helmet which can cost thousands of dollars.

Silkeborg also gave it a realistic paint job and even scanned and 3D-printed a model of his own head that he put inside the helmet.

For more info on how he did it, check out and the YouTube video below.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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