See a Nokia Lumia 820 shell being made using a 3D printer

See a Nokia Lumia 820 shell being made using a 3D printer
While the Nokia Lumia 820 lacks many of the fancy features found on the Lumia 920 flagship, such as the PureView tech or the high-definition display, it comes with removable polycarbonate shells available in different colors and finishes. What's more is that one can even make their own unique shell, as long as they have access to a 3D printer and the necessary software. Isn't that awesome? Sure it is, and Nokia didn't miss the chance to demonstrate the 3D printing process during the MWC expo in Barcelona using hardware provided by MakerBot. 

In the video below you'll see a time lapse of the entire procedure, which takes a little over an hour to complete assuming you have a 3D model ready for printing. And since making your own 3D design from scratch won't be easy, Nokia has made the files necessary for 3D printing a Lumia 820 or Lumia 520 plastic shell are available online for those eager to use them.

So, what kind of shell would you come up with for a Nokia Lumia 820 or Lumia 520? Let us know in the comments!


source: Nokia (YouTube)

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Lumia 820
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8.1h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. irwan92

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

with our own name maybe

11. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i will buy one with sachin tendulkar's sign on it.............

2. Marcus_h

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

3D naked ladies... ?

3. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

These kind of stuff you can find it in Mexico XD

4. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Lumia is amazing!!! Its can do everything other phones can't!!

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

For example?

6. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

It is a lumia printing u dont see!? Cant wait for the new 720!!

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"It is a lumia printing u dont see!?" Printing was made by 3D printer not by Nokia Lumia 920, so about what you are talkinga about???

9. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

The nokia lumias cpus are so fast u can us it to communicate with a 3dprinter! :D

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It has nothing to do with CPU speed.

12. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Yes it has! Try with a Samsung with quad core, it won't work. Nokia is optimizing their processors, thats why lumias is top notch!

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What CPU speed has to do with ability to communicate with other devices?

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Also have you ever heard about Google ADK and Arduino? In simple words using Google ADK you can connect and control Arduino (programmable microcontroller / prototyping platform) with your Android based device. And using Arduino you can make a lot of things even 3D printer, home automation system and so on and on...

16. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

I dont think It will work, nokia is using the latest processors. u can't imagine if ever used a lumia!! They are so fast!

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"I dont think It will work..." What will work? Ok, I see that you don't have enough tech knowledge and understanding about what I'm talking about. :)

21. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Thats wrong! Tried my friends android once, but the cpu was so slow it even couldnt take good photos! Android-manufactures dosent have the latest cpus. Looking after a video with Eloop, he explains it so u can understand it! Hope I fint it

24. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

WTF lol Nokia fan retardation just reached new heights

30. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I felt pity on you Nokia kid poor fanboy, you dont know what you are saying you just trying to defend your outdated Nokia crap. Grow up kid, study your lessons first instead having a kid discussion in here. Shame on Nokia that they have a poor fanboy kid like you. Just drink your MILK first kid then sleep 8 hours a day. Oh Nokia kid enough said!

18. Red-Pain

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

dude you are embarrsing nokia fans, plz stop -.-

26. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i was also rofl at this new guy probably a kid

27. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Stop destroying our discussion, you are Offtopic!!. I dont think PhonArenaUser is a kid...

28. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

lol u are the meant kid, not PhoneArenaUser, kid

29. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

and btw what type of disscussion is that? all i see is a stupid Nokia troll, posting nonesense... and stop, we don't need retarded trolls like you are!!

23. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

are u smoking something? am a Nokia fan myself, but all you're saying is crap, so stop trolling, stupid fan. WTH CPU speed has to do with 3D printer?!!

8. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

For example, no android manufacturer would provide you with free 3d models, and that includes samsung with replaceable back covers

33. MixMaster

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

That's a smart made avatar you've got there :) it took me a few seconds to realize that the body of the sheep is the apple logo :) nice one!

15. papss unregistered

While I do think this is neat.. That's all I feel about it. Nothing all that exciting but do like that you can make it 100 % your unique design

20. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

This IS the future...

22. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

High five brother! Cant wait for The new lumia!! U going t buy EOS??

25. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Well I gotta see it first, nokia will have to go all out to beat its current flagship, the 920...

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