Making 3D Printed Steel Better: New Black Steel Finish and Updated Prices


3D printed steel got an update: we’re happy to announce that we have launched our seventh steel finish, Unpolished Black, and that prices for 3D printing your design in steel have dropped by an average of 16%.

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How Does 3D Printing Work? These Videos Hold the Answer.


So how does 3D printing really work? Actually, there is no single, easy answer to this, since ‘3D printing’ includes many different technologies. While some printers work with filament, others use powder, and yet others work with liquid. To bring some structure into this, we put together a video overview about the most important 3D printing technologies.

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How To Create a 3D Printed Ring – An Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial For RhinoGold


Thinking about designing and 3D printing your own jewelry? Haven’t found a software that suits your needs entirely? Then this easy introduction to RhinoGold might just be what you are looking for. In this beginner-friendly tutorial, we will show you how you can create and 3D print three types of rings in a few easy steps: basic rings, rings with textures, and more sophisticated rings with overlapping elements.

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Meet Us at the 3D Printshow in Pasadena, California on September 11 and 12


On September 11th and 12th we’ll be attending the 3D Printshow in Pasadena, California. We welcome all people interested in 3D printing to come visit us at our booth and learn more about the possibilities of this great technology. We will present our 3D printing materials and services and will be available to discuss your 3D printing projects and business ideas.

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Join Our Next 3D Printing Meetup on September 18th!


3D printing thrives because of the inspiration that comes from our community. That is why we invite our community for a meetup at Materialise’s Headquarters a few times a year. We welcome everybody interested in 3D printing to take a look at our products and service. We will present our 3D printing materials, give you a tour through our 3D printing factory, and discuss your 3D printing projects. Read more…

Our 10 Most Outstanding Silver 3D Prints


More and more jewelry designers are embracing the possibilities that come with 3D printing. One of their favorite ways to create 3D printed jewelry is with Sterling Silver. That’s why we put together a list of our 10 most outstanding 3D printed pieces of jewelry in this precious metal.

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The Most Common Misconception About 3D Printing: Why the Entry Barrier to 3D Printing Is Much Lower than Everyone Thinks


In the eyes of many people, 3D printing is a very complex technology that is only accessible to experts. Creating a three dimensional design? Getting access to a 3D printer? Choosing the right printing material? It often seems like a lot of research would be necessary for all of this. But the truth is: times have changed, and you can create your first print faster and easier than you might think. You can create a 3D design with free online apps and print without even owning a 3D printer.

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We Listened to Your Feedback and Updated our 14K and 18K White Gold


3D printing is making a huge impact on how goldsmiths work and design. Since we launched white gold, we received a lot of feedback from you. After analyzing your requests and testing new alloys, we are now happy to announce that we have updated 14K and 18K white gold.

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Top 25: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing


Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing? Read on to discover the top 25! Read more…

3D Printed Jewelry Design Challenge: Win a 3D Print of Your Jewelry Design


3D printing is revolutionizing the working processes of jewelry designers around the globe. To encourage even more people to start using 3D printing to their advantage, we are excited to announce a new design challenge together with RhinoGold: we invite all 3D modelers to submit their designs for rings, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and any other piece of jewelry. All participants stand a chance to receive their submission as a printed 18K gold or sterling silver item.

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