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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.
Mixee Labs Keeps on Redefining 3D Printed Jewelry with Molecules Series
“I’m proud to announce our new molecular jewelry line, available starting today!” said Mixee Labs co-founder Nancy Yi Liang. “People can order from a list of our favorite molecule structures, or search for molecules of their choice (to 3D print) using online molecular databases. Get a fashionable take on the world’s favorite molecules–coffee, love, chocolate, and whichever molecule represents you!
These molecular accessories are 3D printed in a variety of materials. You can go colorful in matte, nylon plastic. You can tweak the thickness of the atoms and bonds to add a personal touch. Create minimal molecular structures or plump beady designs!
“Maybe steampunk your collection with 3D printed stainless steel, or go high-end with sterling silver and gold plated brass,” says Nancy Yi Liang.
These designs will start at $10 for nylon plastic, $60 for stainless steel, and $160 for sterling silver and gold-plated brass. Each design will take about 2-3 weeks to 3D print and ship.
Get started designing your own molecule jewelry at https://www.mixeelabs.
You can choose from:
- Serotonin (regulates mood and sleep)
- Vitamin C
- Sucrose (table sugar)
- Dopamine (happiness neurotransmitter)
- Theobromine (chocolate! yumm..)
Also check out the photos below to see how the final products look.
Mixee Labs Adds Customizable 3D Printed Jewelry and Has Plans for More
In November, 3D printing startup Mixee Labs launched Mixee Me, a platform where you can design and 3D print your own likeness in a figurine. We reviewed our 3D printed mini-me in December. Within the first month of launch, Mixee Me was a top 5 shop on Shapeways, and in Time Magazine’s Top 10 3D Printed Gifts of the year.
Now Mixee Labs is expanding with the launch of a web platform where designers can create interactive models of their products for consumers to customize. With each web app, or “creator,” anybody will be able to create unique objects without knowing how to model, and watch them come to life without needing to buy a 3D printer.
Mixee Labs has extended its production partnership with Shapeways, using 3D printing to manufacture these personalized objects on-demand and ship directly to the customers.
As part of the launch, Mixee Labs is featuring Quark Jewelry by Stijn van der Linden, of the studio Virtox. Quark Jewelry’s innovative design draws on the intricate movements of subatomic particles. Stijn has been a leading figure in the 3D printing community. His designs have been featured in the Wired Store and the Today Show.
Below is a gallery of images for Quark Jewelry.
Here is a testimonial by designer Stijn van der Linden.
Ever since I first learned about subatomic particles and their spiral movements in magnetic fields, I could not help but be inspired. The different charges, masses and speeds determine the trajectories and create these astounding images in bubble chambers.
With the arrival of accessible 3d printing, I got to work to capture this beauty in jewelry.
I wrote a piece of software that would trace possible (and impossible) orbits and trajectories in 3 dimensions.
But I had a hard time choosing which models to actually try and print as the variations were endless.
Then a few months ago I got the urge to bring this project back to life and in search for a solution I stumbled upon Mixeelabs.
Mixeelabs was working on an online platform that allows designers to easily create web apps which are able to generate 3d printable models! We joined forces and are very proud to present “Quark Jewelry”.
Want to try it out? Here are some links.
3D Printing is Now, Says Dad Entrepeneur
Australian entrepreneur, and dad, Steve Sammartino shared a great story on his startup blog about 3D printing a piece of jewelry for his 3-year-old daughter. The takeaway is that 3D printing will be ubiquitous in the future, so get started now on your 3D printing venture!
Steve was playing with his desktop 3D printer when his daughter entered the room, so he offered to 3D print her a piece of jewelry. When the 3D print was completed, Steve narrates: “She said “Thanks daddy” and then put it on her wrist and skipped away to get on with her 3 year old life.”
3D printing to her is as ‘normal’ as cars, TV, airplanes, computers and microwave ovens. How can it not be, it was invented before she was born. It’s just another of the thousands of normal everyday thing she is seeing for the time. Nothing more or less special that the other technology in our lives.
But the really significant element is that by the time she is 13 years of age, yourself and every person we know will have a 3D printer. We’ll all be printing things in our homes on a daily basis. And if you think that isn’t possible, let me remind you that every social media channel you currently use today didn’t exist 10 years ago, and we already know how much that changed our social and economic landscape.
Via Start Up Blog.
CC image by jurvetson