Sentimental About The Future – Jewellers Who Wear Their Use Of 3d Printing Technology Proudly

1 June, 2015
Guy and Max jewellery
Guy and Max Jewellery

It seems the trend in jewellers using 3D printed materials as the product for sale itself continues to grow. With each new wave of 3D printed jewellers who appear on the market, the work also seems to grow more sophisticated. Here are three exciting new names who have appeared over the past few months. The third is a fine jeweller who uses CAD/CAM as a main selling point:

LACE by Jenny Wu demonstrates an aesthetic is that of a classic contemporary art jeweller in the mould of 60’s designers like Art Smith. She 3D prints her designs into both nylon and metal, taking advantage of the material’s properties to make her shapes wearable.

Jenny Wu LACE collection
Jenny Wu’s LACE collection is designed to take advantage of the physical properties of nylon (image courtesy Fashionlab.3ds.com)

Milan-based Paolin is a fashion jewellery label recently started by Francesca Paolin. She designs effervescent idea-driven fashion jewellery using hand-dyed 3D printed nylon and metal. Her pieces are often large and dramatic, yet quite lightweight and wearable.

Paolin hand dyes her nylon accessories in dramatic colours. (image courtesy I.materialise)
Paolin hand dyes her nylon accessories in dramatic colours. (image courtesy I.materialise)

Unlike the previous two, Guy and Max is purely a fine jeweller. What sets him apart from his contemporaries though is that he’s one of the first fine jewellers to use CAD CAM and new manufacturing technology as the main selling point for his work.

Guy and Max combine a classical style jewellery boutique with an open advertisement of their CAD/CAM skills.
Guy and Max combine a classical style jewellery boutique with an open advertisement of their CAD/CAM skills. (image appears courtesy ink361.com)

 

WRITTEN BY

Jack Meyer

Bespoke jewellery designer, and specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery.

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4 Comments Sentimental About The Future – Jewellers Who Wear Their Use Of 3d Printing Technology Proudly

  1. Sir, Can we make the designs on direct on metal with 3d printer?

    I also need to make the designs direct on metal with 3d jewelry Technic. Is it possible?

    1. Hi Ravinder:

      Have a look at the article which discusses various 3D printers available, many of which work in metal.

      https://www.cadjewelleryskills.com/frequently-asked-questions-9-which-3d-printers-and-rapid-prototyping-machines-are-the-best-for-making-jewellery/

      The problem you have at the moment with metal 3D printers is that the pieces they make do not behave like normal metal of that type. The metal tends to be very hard, and tends to crack rather than bend. This is fine for some jewellery but not for others.

      As for 3D Jewelry Technic, I’m sorry but I’m afraid I do not know what that is.

      Regards,

      Jack

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