From iPad to Your Finger

By on November 5th, 2011 in Service, Software

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The ubiquitous iPad is well known because the primary interface is, well, your finger. Sometimes more than one. Nevertheless, a new iPad app promises to turn the tables on the interface by permitting you to design (with your trusty iPad finger) a 3D ring. The iRing3D app by Paracloud does just that. 
The app lets you select an initial design from a group of typical ring shapes, after which you may play with the design (with your finger) to adjust the shape as you like. There’s plenty of options for customization.  
While that’s mildly interesting, it gets better: once you’ve completed your design you can upload your jewelry design directly from the iPad to 3D print services Shapeways or Sculpteo! Then the ring you designed will be produced in real life, hopefully in solid gold or some such valuable metal, and you’ll soon have a real ring around the same finger that designed it. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!