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Using 3D Printing to Create Artisan Jewelry

Using 3D Printing to Create Artisan Jewelry

London-based jewelry brand Maria Piana strives to create a new form of abstract jewelry, using intricate industrial processes and artisan experimental techniques. 3D modeling has become the backbone of creating their design aesthetic and bringing their unique visions to life, elevating their collections in ways not possible before. One of the co-designers at Maria Piana, Constantino Papaconstantinou, walked us through the brand’s creative and technical processes to design and create 3D printed jewelry.

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Top 5 Reasons to 3D Print through a Service Bureau

Top 5 Reasons to 3D Print through a Service Bureau

Owning and operating a 3D printer can be rewarding to go from design to final finished product all on your own. However, certain aspects like the time spent troubleshooting and optimizing settings to produce quality prints can get tedious. Or after significant investment in time and equipment you may find that you’ve just reached the limits of your 3D printers’ capability, and you would like more options.

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Aviation-Themed Party Sparks 3D-Printed Cufflink Start-Up

Aviation-Themed Party Sparks 3D-Printed Cufflink Start-Up

What started as an experiment to 3D print show-stopping accessories for theme party soon developed into a full-blown brand. Grégoire de Bellefroid and Gaétan Bücken had made cuff links in the shape of airplanes to impress their friends, and following “oohhs” and “aahhs” at the aviation-themed party, they soon founded Gregson & Buck.

Today their Brussels-based jewelry brand is using 3D printing to help customers create one of a kind cufflinks that make special occasions even more special. (more…)