About 3D Printing
All our 3D prints are manufactured 'on demand', meaning that each item is created especially for your order, and manufacturing time can be between 7 to 14 working days.
3D printing is one of the many disruptive technologies that are in the process of radically transforming society (yet again). From 3D printing whole houses houses, to printing body parts, to printing whatever you can dream of at home, it's hard to keep up with the possibilities.
However, you will not be able to print anything like our metal jewellery pieces at home! The state-of-the-art machines we use to print our models and jewellery are in either New York or the Netherlands, and they still cost in the realm of half a million dollars.
About Our 3D Material Options
If you simply want the geometry in the cheapest form possible whilst still having fine detail then this is the way to go. We prefer to print them in white, which you can then color by hand if you wish.
FULL COLORED 'SANDSTONE'
This is a softer and grainier resin, but the advantage is that it prints in full color, large size, and reasonably cheaply. Great for larger models or where color is important. NOTE: Just as with your home 2D printer, the colours are not water-fast.
STEEL & GOLD SEEL
Steel is the most affordable of the metals to print in, and one of the strongest. Size makes a large difference to the cost in 3D printing, so for large metal models steel is definitely worth considering. PLEASE NOTE: Steel is prone to rust, especially if exposed to water, and even more so when exposed to salty water such as sweat. Therefore we do not recommend it for jewellery unless worn over clothing, and even then... it is not as durable or as smooth and shiny and beautiful.
BRASS - RAW OR POLISHED
The 'Raw Brass' is lovely, and the 'Polished Raw Brass' can look almost as good as the gold plated brass versions.
GOLD or RHODIUM PLATED - TOTALLY GORGEOUS
If you are a lover of geometric forms looking for a special piece then gold plating (or rhodium) is definitely the classy way to go! The Rhodium actually looks more 'silver' and shiny than true silver does.
SILVER - ALWAYS MYSTICAL
The 3 grades of silver are all lovely, but the polished and premium versions are noticeably more shiny and smoothly attractive.
SOLID GOLD OR PLATINUM
Most of our geometries are available in solid gold or platinum. If they are not listed they can be by request. Depending on the size of the piece and how much material is required, they can range in price from a few hundred to a thousand dollars. If you really need a piece to last a lifetime (with care), then this is the way to go as neither gold nor platinum tarnish like most other metals!
If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us.