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Your Holidays Can Now Be 3D Printed
Holiday shoppers now have even more unique gift options to select from this season thanks to a partnership between retailer Neiman Marcus and 3D Printing marketplace Shapeways. Starting today, consumers can shop a limited edition holiday collection from the brands.
The collection consists of two pieces available in Shapeways’ high-quality 3D Printed metal finishes:
Monogrammed Silver Heart Pendant Necklace – A twist on a classic pendant, this one-of-a-kind piece designed by Roger Pearce, is made by Shapeways’ 3D Printing technology and polished by hand. Each pendant can be customized to add your initials or those of a loved one.
Orb Stainless Steel Sculpture – Far more than a paperweight, this statement piece is truly a work of art. Designed by Bathsheba Grossman, the sculpture is made from a fluid shape brought to life by Shapeways’ 3D Printing.
“We are thrilled to partner with Neiman Marcus on this limited edition collection, which marks their very first collaboration with a 3D Printing company,” said Carine Carmy, Director of Marketing at Shapeways. “We believe that the future of retail is 3D Printed, and we’re excited to work with Neiman Marcus to make this goal a reality through these beautiful, custom products.”
Shoppers can purchase products from the limited collection through the Neiman Marcus website www.neimanmarcus.com. Once an order is placed, each piece will then be 3D printed and shipped from Shapeways’ Long Island City factory. Shoppers will receive their custom orders within three weeks.
“Neiman Marcus is known for offering shoppers the very best selection of gifts during the holiday season. Through our partnership with Shapeways, we are adding a cutting-edge, yet fashionable twist to this year’s offerings,” said Gerald Barnes, Chief Merchant, Neiman Marcus Direct. “3D printing technology opens up a whole new world of possibilities for beautiful, on-demand gifts. While what we are making available this season is just one of millions of such possibilities, we could think of no better partner to work with on our first foray into this space than Shapeways, the leader in 3D printing.”
The limited edition collection is available for purchase online today through the holidays.
It’s Christmas Eve: the last night to decorate your Christmas tree before the big day. Here are some 3D printed ornaments to add to your holiday cheer.
Above, you’ll see Christmas ornaments by pmoews (available on Thingiverse)
From the designer: Here is a simple Christmas tree ornament consisting of a sphere pierced with 198 holes. It is related to the holed container in Two Spherical Containers, thing:32840. The holes are hypocycloids with 5 cusps and are meant to resemble stars.
Next, we have 3D Printed Christmas Balls by cunicode (available on Shapeways)
And finally, a cool design called Cube Ball Illusion by Ablapo (available on Thingiverse)
The sculpture is showing a cube or a ball depending on the view angle.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
hat tip to 3dprinter.net for finding these designs.
A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from December 4 to December 9.
Tuesday, December 4
Wednesday, December 5
- Video: BBC Reports on the Growth of 3D Printing
- Review: Mixee Me Lets You Design and 3D Print Your Own Mini-Me
Thursday, December 6
- Make Magazine Publishes a Holiday Gift Guide for 3D Printing
- Video: A Look Inside Staples Easy Button Solution For 3D Printing
Friday, December 7
Sunday, December 9
Popular among “makers,” Make is a leading source of DIY goodness. The magazine has published a holiday gift guide for 3D printing, ranging from plastic filament to 3D printers.
When it comes to home 3D printing, most of us still haven’t taken the plunge. If you, or someone on your gift list, is still in the toe-dipping stage, maybe the smartest thing to do is to start at the stocking-stuffer level with a copy of the MAKE Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. It’s the best deal going when it comes to getting oriented in the exploding consumer 3D-printing scene. Or, if you’ve already made up your mind to gift someone a 3D-printer, grab a copy for yourself to help guide that decision, then pass it along in the box!
Or, if you’re in a hurry (and it’s worth noting that lead times on 3D printers can be fairly long) our online guide, linked below, can get you started shopping right now. Within, you’ll find a tasty assortment of gifts for desktop manufacturers of all skill levels, from experienced pros to total n00bs, arranged in pricetag order from $30-$3,000. Here’s wishing you speedy shopping and a relaxing winter break!
View the entire gift guide.