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Blog on break, production full steam ahead!

Blog on break, production full steam ahead!

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
William Shakespeare

With this Shakespeare quote in mind, the i.materialise editorial team is taking a summer break for the month of August. While we’ll be cooling off from the record-breaking temperatures, we hope you’ll continue designing and creating so that we can look forward to feeling inspired by your 3D printing projects as soon as the blog is back online in September. In the meantime, we’ll keep checking our social media channels to see what you’re getting up to, so don’t forget to @mention and tag us with #imaterialise on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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3D Printing in Metal: More than Jewelry!

3D Printing in Metal: More than Jewelry!

The shine of 3D-printed jewelry can eclipse other 3D-printed metals that could open up options for your next 3D design. Don’t get us wrong, we love 3D-printed jewelry and the amazing jewelry designers we meet but we wouldn’t want you to miss any opportunities to create the best 3D prints possible.

Learn more about 3D printing in metal and be amazed by some of our favorite 3D designs in aluminum, titanium, steel or copper. All that glitters is not gold, and that also goes for 3D printing!

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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…)