StilNest Enlarges?

A 3D print retail operation intends on hiring quite a few new staff, suggesting they’ve been very successful. 

WI3DP: Xiomara Lorenzo

Xiomara Lorenzo is a designer and artist who loves to do beautiful and meaningful work. Her take on the meaning of life as well as on personal growth serves as the inspiration for her line.

WonderLuk’s Curated 3D Designs

3D printers require 3D models in order to function, so it’s no surprise we see multiple startups hoping to supply great 3D models for printing. One of them is WonderLuk. 

Jewelry with Jweel

We’re checking out a new jewelry generator called “Jweel”. It looks like one of the best we’ve seen so far.

The Amazing 3D Printed Designs of Rob Elford

We’ve been perusing the works of UK-based artist Rob Elford, who specializes in wearable 3D printed items. Any one of his works could easily qualify for our Design of the Week feature, but we felt it necessary to show his new collection, “Ephemeral Delusions in a Motionless State”. Elford says:    The inspiration for Ephemeral… Continue reading The Amazing 3D Printed Designs of Rob Elford

Virtox’s Adjustable Quark Jewelry

We’re looking at Virtox’s Quark Jewelry as shown on their MixeeLabs page. While it appears to be merely 3D prints for a geometric jewelry piece, there’s more to the story. It’s highly adjustable.    This is a perfect example of the flexibility of mathematical design. By hitting the “Explore” tab, you’ll see a number of… Continue reading Virtox’s Adjustable Quark Jewelry

Polychemy’s Personalized Necklaces

Polychemy, a Singapore-based 3D print company now offers personalized 3D printed necklaces. The company, up to now, has offered a variety of 3D printed objects such as phone cases, sculptures and jewelry. Today they’ve launched a personalized feature in which your name can be 3D printed directly into jewelry models.    The necklaces are composed… Continue reading Polychemy’s Personalized Necklaces

A 3D Printed Smart Watch

An Indiegogo campaign by Brooklyn’s Dominic Prescod hopes to raise funds to purchase a commercial 3D printer for production of his smart watch design, the 6th Relic. The 6th Relic, so named as it is designed to fit a 6th generation Apple iPod Nano, is an integrated, multi-size wristwatch band and case that holds the… Continue reading A 3D Printed Smart Watch

Tacori Rings Expands 3D Printing Capability

Ring manufacturer Tacori has just acquired a brand new 3D Systems Projet 3500 CPX Max 3D printer, a device specifically designed for production of jewelry. The new machine permits a much more rapid ring development process at Tacori, changing how they create and deliver products. Tacori’s President of Sales and Marketing, Paul Tacorian, says:   … Continue reading Tacori Rings Expands 3D Printing Capability

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Zayger Watches

An interesting Kickstarter project involves 3D printing: Zayger Watches are limited run, unique wristwatches. They’re offered in a wide variety of colors, straps and shapes.    The maker, one Shlomo Mockin of Brooklyn, NY, discovered how 3D printing could enable inexpensive production of limited run pieces that could be made into unique wristwatch designs. He… Continue reading Zayger Watches

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Design of the Week: Volta Necklace

This week’s selection is designer Phil Renato’s Volta, billed as “An evolving 3D printed necklace design with a serpentine linkage system.”   The necklace has indeed evolved since we featured Renato’s work many months ago. Today it is a refined design that is becoming a true product for consumers.    The design is based on… Continue reading Design of the Week: Volta Necklace

3D Systems’ VisiJet Jewel Automates Jewelry Manufacturing

3D Systems announced the immediate availability of VisiJet Jewel, a new specialized material formulated for high volume jewelry production.  Developed expressly for use with the ProJet 6000 and 7000 professional 3D printers, VisiJet Jewel allows manufacturers to produce master models for direct casting of cost effective jewelry with unparalleled detail, accuracy and quality, in hours… Continue reading 3D Systems’ VisiJet Jewel Automates Jewelry Manufacturing

Hot Pop Factory

Two Toronto architects have used 3D printing technology to start a new business in their own home: designing and manufacturing jewelry. Matthew Compeau and Biying Miao have launched Hot Pop Factory, producer of striking 3D printed jewelry designs. Hot Pop Factory offers inexpensive necklace, earrings and rings based on a consistent design theme.   But… Continue reading Hot Pop Factory

Fashion and Jewelry 3D Printing Workshop

Interested in fashion or jewelry design? Want to do it with 3D printing technology? If so, you may want to attend one of the workshops taking place at ELISAVA, School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona.   There are two five-day workshops scheduled, one from 23-27 July and a second edition from 10-14 September of… Continue reading Fashion and Jewelry 3D Printing Workshop

3D Printed Voodoo

As the popularity of 3D printing increases, so does its attraction to designers of incredible things. One designer we’ve noticed is Rob Elford, whose Shapeways shop, Hoodoo Botanical, exemplifies how designers are working in the space. He’s been working on developing fashion accessories 3D printed in full color sandstone.    Successful designers tend to focus… Continue reading 3D Printed Voodoo

A 3D Printed Heart

We were contacted by designer Mat Schwartz, who’s been experimenting with jewelry printing. Recently he made something unique for Valentine’s Day: a heart. He had been developing jewelry in the form of traditional rings but then was inspired by a Circulation Research report project he’d been working on:    If you have been following the… Continue reading A 3D Printed Heart

Rapidshape’s 3D Printers

Have you heard of Rapidshape’s line of 3D printers? The one year old German-based company markets several units that focus on jewelry development, as they have significant experience in the lost wax casting process.    Rapidshare currently offers three different models: the S60 mini, midi and maxi. These printers use a photo-sensitive resin to form… Continue reading Rapidshape’s 3D Printers

The Teeniest 3D Printer?

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have produced what they believe to be the world’s smallest 3D printer. This device is “about the size of a milk carton”, and should cost only €1200. The resin-based printer (which solidifies each of the object’s layers successively in a vat of plastic resin with LEDs) has a… Continue reading The Teeniest 3D Printer?

3D Printing Saves NYC Jeweler

Crain’s New York Business reports on the fate of a New York City jewelery prototyping company, Tech-Designs, who produce one-of-a-kind jewelery models for designers far and wide.    Amazingly, Tech-Designs, who have a staff of only three people, also have a fleet of seven 3D printers, which are kept busy printing six days a week.… Continue reading 3D Printing Saves NYC Jeweler

FOC’s Jointed Jewels

Freedom of Creation, one of the most dynamic artistic users of 3D printing technology have recently collaborated with Alissia Melka-Teichroew to produce “Jointed Jewels”. These artistic jewellery items were made using selective laser sintering, one of the few technologies capable of producing a ball joint in a single operation.    While each jewelry item appears… Continue reading FOC’s Jointed Jewels

3D Gem Holders

Scott Elliot of the SD300 blog came up with a great idea: print Gem holders for homemade gemstones. Well, not exactly homemade, but home-etched. You see, he happens to have a C02 laser with which he’s able to engrave tiny patterns onto the gemstones. He’s discovered the best results are obtained from engraving “lab grown… Continue reading 3D Gem Holders

Kick Start Those Earrings

Fluid Forms new golden earrings initiative is a unique approach to personal manufacturing. The idea is to produce individualized earrings based on a geographical location of your choice. The design is actually a street map of that location based on data obtained from open street maps.    Which location should you choose? Perhaps it’s a… Continue reading Kick Start Those Earrings

One Blue Ring

The guys at Open3DP seem to have made a breakthrough in their quest to develop glass-based 3D printing. Every week they seem to make progress, and this week we see a “semi translucent blue glass ring”.    There’s no details on their blog to describe how they managed to create this magical item, but if… Continue reading One Blue Ring

Nervous Jewelry

  Actually it’s not the jewelry that’s nervous, it’s the creators. Or their company: Nervous System. They produce a line of jewelry (bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings and brooches) that were generated by sophisticated algorithms in software. The designs are then either 3D printed, or in some cases 3D printed moulds are used to create the… Continue reading Nervous Jewelry

Romantic 3D Printing

You gotta believe we’re all a serious bunch, always talking about Z-axis resolution, printing chemicals, trade shows, power requirements, NURBS and other tech stuff. But sometimes things just bump into reality. That’s what happened to fynflood when he reached a moment in his life when technology changes life forever. Caught without funds to purchase a… Continue reading Romantic 3D Printing

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Earth Cufflinks

Fluid Forms has executed another example of reality colliding with 3D design. Their new “Earth Cufflinks” product enables you to order silver cufflinks shaped to match the terrain of the earth. Which terrain? That’s up to you to select using their easy-to-use google-mapped tool.  You select a place name or post code, and immediately you… Continue reading Earth Cufflinks

Wear Your Land!

  Some people just seem to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, but now everyone can by trying out Fluid Forms’ new Earth Brooch product.    It’s a silver cast of a topographical section of the earth’s surface that you select. Once you’ve picked your area, a 3D printer produces a three… Continue reading Wear Your Land!

Rocks From 3D

After a few hints of 3D printing entering the jewelry manufacturing space, we bumped into an article from the All About Rocks blog. They say: The world of Jewelry Manufacturing is right now entering a phase of evolution, the old arts of sketching, modeling, reviewing and restarting that long time consuming process until satisfaction are… Continue reading Rocks From 3D

Wear Your 8Hertz By Speaking to 1234Lab

Yes, we wrote the headline specifically to baffle readers. It’s all about a rather amazing new process developed by 1234Lab, a very interesting operation that is “a design group that is focusing on designing innovative product with business potential”. Among their inventory of radical products is the 8hertz line of jewelry. Here’s how it works:… Continue reading Wear Your 8Hertz By Speaking to 1234Lab