Paperclip Innovation with 3D Printing

3D Printed Paperclip

3D Printed Paperclip – 123 Priority Paperclips

I recently took a stab at innovating a basic workplace tool, a paperclip, using 3D printing. The new paperclip is called the 123 Priority Paperclip. I took a paperclip design licensed under the Creative Commons agreement and extended the design by adding the number 1, 2 or 3 to the top of the paperclip. The purpose of the new paperclip was to let a person give a stack of papers a priority simply by attaching a numbered paperclip to it.

There’s many things that can be upgraded using the method of taking existing items and extending them. You can try it easily too by using the online 3D design site TinkerCAD and uploading your designs to


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s