This week’s selection is the shocking Rubber Band Mid Print Bracelet by Printables contributor NagyBig.
Book of the Week: Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers
This week’s selection is “Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers” by Fabbaloo friend Anne Marie Shillito.
3D Systems’ ProJet MJP 2500W Increases Jewelry Production Throughput
3D Systems announced a very interesting jewelry 3D printer, the ProJet MJP 2500W.
Thailand: The Next 3D Printing Hub
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the possibility of increased use of 3D printing in Thailand.
How 3D Printing is Changing the Jewelry Industry Around the Globe
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at the various ways 3D printing technology is being used to produce jewelry.
Book of the Week: Advanced Jewellery CAD Modeling in Rhino
This week’s selection is “Advanced Jewellery CAD Modeling in Rhino” by Jack Meyer.
Question of the Week: Jewelry 3D Printing
This week’s reader question relates to jewelry 3D printing.
HP Developing Precious Metal 3D Printing
HP announced a partnership with Legor to enable 3D printing of precious metals, including gold and silver.
LVMH and 3D Printing in the Luxury Industry
Charles R. Goulding & Andressa Bonafe look at the use of 3D printing technology in the high-end fashion industry.
Zara Management Developments and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi suggest ZARA should do a lot more 3D printing.
Legal, 3D Printed Coins Produced
A Slovakian 3D print service has produced silver coins that are actually legal tender.
National Press for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) 3D Printing Project
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the relevance of DIY 3D printing projects.
THEFUTUREOFJEWELRY: Hands-On With Custom Jewelry
I recently customized a signet ring brought to life via web app and 3D printing.
Fixing Decades-Old Spelling Mistakes With 3D Scanning And 3D Printing
An interesting application of several 3D technologies took place in London recently.
3D Printing In The Jewelry Industry
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata take a look at rising jewelry sales and new ways of making jewelry.
Formlabs, The 3D Print Material Company?
Formlabs announced a new castable resin today, marking yet another new material in their product catalog.
Animal Lovers Fawn Over 3D Printed Jewelry
Charles R. Goulding, Taylor Goulding, and Preeti Sulibhavi appreciate symbolism and technology in animal-themed 3D printed jewelry.
Question of the Week: 3D Printed Candles
This week’s question is about 3D printed candles.
Two Manufacturing Processes That Excel In The Art Of Jewellery Making
It is quite challenging trying to fathom how two industrial techniques are used to create delicate jewelry. 3D printing is an additive process and CNC machining uses a subtractive technique, but both methods produce fine pieces.
Question of the Week: Ceramic 3D Printing
This week’s question relates to the costing of ceramic 3D printing: what are the options, costs and considerations for 3D printing ceramic jewelry?
Gesa Pickbrenner: “I Can Let My Creativity Go Crazy”
Gesa Pickbrenner is an award-winning goldsmith and digital 3D artist based in Germany producing custom works, often using 3D printing technology.
Cartier, Tiffany, and 3D Printed Jewelry
What might happen when the major jewelry companies make advanced use of 3D printing?
Zortrax Opens Up Z-SUITE Software; Introduces Castable Resins
Zortrax is continuing its focus on LCD 3D printing with a new software release and three new castable resins.
Artec 3D Releases New 3D Scanning Turntable Accessory
Need an automated 3D scanner for small objects like jewelry? Consider the new Artec Turntable device with the Artec Space Spider to capture high rez scans.
Question of the Week: Jewelry Design Software?
Jewelry design has never been easier. Find out how to use 3D printing software to design your own jewelry. Here are the best jewelry design tools in 2019.
New Desktop 3D Scanner From Artec 3D
Artec announced the Artec Micro, a new desktop 3D scanning system.
The M-Jewelry DLP 3D Printer
An interesting option for jewelers is the M-Jewelry DLP 3D printer from MakeX.
Book of the Week: “Jewellery From Art Nouveau to 3D Printing”
This week’s selection is “Jewellery: From Art Nouveau to 3D Printing” by Alba Cappellieri.
Ackuretta’s New FreeShape 120 3D Printer
Ackuretta has released a new 3D printer for the dental and jewelry markets, the FreeShape 120.
3D Printing Traditional and Modern Indian Jewelry
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers discuss the use of 3D printing in the creation of traditional and modern Indian jewelry.
Prodways Acquires Solidscape?
In a rather surprising announcement overnight, Prodways has taken on Solidscape.
Formlabs’ New Castable Wax Resin
Formlabs announced they’re now shipping a new castable wax resin.
Shapeways Enables Huge Opportunity
Shapeways announced an advanced product creation service that links directly into their making engines.
Solidscape’s New S390 High-Rez Jewelry 3D Printer
Solidscape announced a powerful new 3D printer designed for jewelers.
XYZprinting Announces the Nobel Superfine
XYZprinting may have started with the 3D print consumer market, but now they’re strongly pursuing the jeweler market.
More Options for DLP 3D Printing from Ackuretta
Taiwan-based Ackuretta announced their new A96 and A135 DLP 3D printers are now available worldwide.
3D Printed Personalized Jewelry Available
The folks from Sur 3D have developed a new online 3D printing system for jewelry: DecodedHeart.
A 3D print retail operation intends on hiring quite a few new staff, suggesting they’ve been very successful.
Nyomo’s “Minny” 3D Printer
Looking for a small, yet powerful professional high-resolution desktop 3D printer? Look no further than the Nyomo “Minny”.
A 3D Jewelry Design System for the Public
I’m looking at another interesting attempt to leverage 3D printing for public use by JulBox.
3D Printed Vocal Rings by EncodeRing
Here’s a fun vertical application of 3D printing: EncodeRing, a physical manifestation of your voice, on demand.
MakeX’s New M-Jewelry 3D Printer
MakeX successfully launched a high resolution resin-based 3D printer in 2014; now they’re about to launch a new machine focused on the jewelry industry.
How 3D Printing is Changing Jewelry Design
Technology is a driving force behind the changes in many industries.
The Transformation Continues: MiiCraft Introduces Professional SLA 3D Printer
Taipei-based MiiCraft launched a new 3D printer last week, one that’s quite different from their original model.
Design of the Week: Pulmonary
This week’s selection is the peculiar “Pulmonary” earrings by British designer William Stanley.
Anarkik Creation’s Jewelry Niche
Anarkik3D seems to have found a niche for their haptic 3D design software: Jewelry.
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.
Design of the Week: Kinetic Ring
This week’s selection is the Kinetic Ring by artist and 3D designer Desmond Chan.
Generate 3D Printable Rings – And Your Voice, Too!
We’re checking out a new tool to generate custom-designed 3D models of rings and another to “solidify” your voice!
The Many 3D Generators of Nervous System
Did you know you could design your own uniquely complex 3D models with the help of Nervous System’s set of generator apps?
Design of the Week: Francis Bitonti Bracelet
This week’s selection is a stunning 3D printed metal bracelet by noted 3D artist Francis Bitonti.
Solidscape’s Massive China Deal
Solidscape is well known as a maker of high-resolution 3D printing gear that’s focused on the jewelry market. Now they’ve struck a massive deal in China to expand.
WonderLuk’s Popup Experiment Illustrates 3D Print Venture Challenges
WonderLuk plans to exhibit their innovative 3D printed jewelry at a London popup store this week, but we think this demonstrates the challenges facing many 3D print-using startups.
One & Only 3D Printed Jewelry
A Toronto-based startup hopes to capture some of the 3D printed jewelry market.
NVM Design Leverages 3D Printing
A New York City startup is leveraging 3D printing to develop unusual high-end jewelry.
Family Creates 3D Printing Business
A family has built a small 3D design business using only a personal 3D printer.
Solidscape Awards Design Winners
An amazing set of jewelry designs were selected for awards at the recent Baselworld Design Competition.
The DWS XFAB Dental 3D Printer
Italy-based DWS Labs is developing a desktop 3D printer with a lot of capability: the XFAB.
Hands On With uformit’s Personalized 3D Print Service
We spent some time testing the new uformit generative 3D model service and found some amazing results.
Kevvox’s New K3D Mini 3D Printer
Kevvox has developed a lower-priced, high resolution commercial 3D printer: the K3D Mini.
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.
i.Materialise Explains Silver 3D Printing
Have you ever wondered how 3D printing of silver or other precious metals is done? i.Materialise explains how they do it.
JewelDistrict’s Focused Approach
We’re checking out a Korea-based 3D print service that’s a little different. JewelDistrict is entirely focused on producing jewelry.
GrowthObject’s Botanical Collection
Barcelona-based design firm GrowthObjects has released a set of botanically-inspired 3D printed jewelry.
A Brilliant 3D Printing Solution to Online Shopping
We checked out an ingenious marketing approach used by a leading online diamond ring retailer, Brilliance.com.
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.
Personal 3D Printing In Gold
Can you 3D print in gold at home? Not exactly. But we have found an example of how you can use 3D printing technology to cast gold. In a now-old post on the Ultimaker blog, jeweler Paul Steenbrink (a.k.a. Cardillac) experimented with a technique for preparing gold jewelry: The 3D print is invested… Continue reading Personal 3D Printing In Gold
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
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
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
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
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