Archives for the category: 3D printed jewellery

June 23, 2014

Custom 3D Printed Bracelets To Spark Young Girls’ Interest In Programming

00a3c89b-8304-47ca-9638-7f73985b7a41-700x428.jpgThe first project from Google’s Made With Code initiative aims to inspire the next generation of women in tech. PSFK reports.

quotemarksright.jpgMade With Code is a campaign designed to to inspire and celebrate women and girls who use programming to do amazing things, to produce projects and resources that will encourage girls to try coding, and to provide alliances and community support that will keep girls interested in coding.

For their premiere project, Made With Code has teamed up with Shapeways to launch ‘Code a bracelet.’ Girls 13 or older can go online and create a custom-messaged bracelet that will be printed in New York and shipped to their houses for free.

Though the bracelets will only be free for a limited time, Made With Code has several additional projects available, including Accessorizer, where girls can accessorize a selfie, Avatar, where girls can create their own 2D characters, and Beats, where they can compose their own soundtracks.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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January 23, 2014

MIT launches 3D-printed jewelry range for Valentine's Day

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Launched in honor of Valentine's Day, Dyo -- short for ‘Design your own' -- allows users to design and customize 3D jewelry made from silver, metal or plastic. The products are then made and delivered by the company. Yahoo reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe site uses personal data to create one-of-a-kind designs, such as engraving the coordinates of a first date on a ring, or creating an astrological design for a pendant based on two birth dates. Creations include rings, pendants and coordinate tags.

The result of a collaboration between Cornell University and MIT, Dyo is an offshoot of the group's website, which allows people to print a variety of 3D designs.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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January 22, 2014

3-D Printed Wedding Rings from Endswell

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Endswelll creates 3D printed, minimalist wedding ring for a new generation of couples. [via FastCompany]

Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming had a vision for Endswell starting in late 2012 after designing the ‘Infinity’ pair of wedding bands for close friends. With Endswell, they set out to create a collection of rings imbued with meaning, true to today and made to stand the test of time.

Each ring has been cast directly from a 3d print, making each design a uniquely modern and precise relic.

See the collection.

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October 30, 2012

The Jewellery Sector and 3D Printing

customiser.png One of the most profound ways in which 3D printing has impacted the jewellery sector is as a method for prototyping and tooling — as the precursor to investment casting or die casting, whereby 3D printing is used to create the primary model or a direct wax pattern from which to achieve a rubber or silicon mould. These applications have seen massive developments in many areas of the jewellery sector, eliminating some of the most time-consuming steps of the traditional process.

Mark Bloomfield’s Electrobloom has a great collection of jewellery along other design gift items.

[via 3D Printing Industry]

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