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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.
A few days ago, MakerBot released glow-in-the-dark filament, so you can 3D print ghosts and goblins that will be great additions to your Halloween decorations.
For more Halloween inspiration, check out these items available on 3D printing marketplace Shapeways.
First, there’s a Ninja Ghost Lightclip for your iPhone created by Dinos Costanti. You attach the Lightclip to your iPhone and turn on a flashlight app to see the ninja ghost light up. $15 and up.
We profiled this designer back in May. Read our full interview at the link below.
Next up, we have 3D Printed Devil Horns that you can wear on your head, created by Trish Dobson.
This set of 3″ horns also double as two talons! The lightweight white, strong and flexible material allows this model to be painted in the color of your choice. Each horn/talon has a 1/4″ slot to allow fabric or elastic to be inserted depending on usage. The pair displayed were finished with a high quality artists spray paint. $30 and up.
Next, we have a Shot Glass Crawler by Christopher Cordingley, for the adult beverages of choice on Halloween. $55 and up.
For those going to Halloween costume parties, there is the FireFlight Party Mask by maskadelic, which has long, stunning radial flames or leaves emanating from they eyes and radial accents around the eyes. Also, FireFlight has a decorative third eye accent, a great way to incorporate a bindi with it. A strong, nature inspired design FireFlight is a sure fire way to draw attention to ones facial features. $20 and up.
And finally, again for costume parties, women will enjoy this Lotus Top by ThreeForm. The Lotus top is a graceful form that embraces the upper body, accentuating the shoulders and clavicles. It’s name comes from its unique design that blooms at the center opening, allowing the wearer to put her head through and rest it comfortably on the neck and shoulders. A perfect fit requires a 3D body scan; contact the designer for more information. $686 and up.
Order your designs now to get them in time for Halloween!
3D printing marketplace Shapeways is ever expanding its materials and today announced the availability to 3D print in bronze.
3D printed Bronze at Shapeways is a high-detail metal with a deep red color similar to rose gold. It has a subtle marbling effect, and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character.
There are two types of bronze available: raw and polished.
Raw Bronze has a rustic matte look with some rough surfaces. It is great for antique-looking objects, vintage and steampunk jewelry, functional parts, and more. Coloration may vary across a single object, and as with all Bronze it may tarnish over time, in a cool way.
Polished Bronze goes through an extensive hand polishing process to give it a super smooth, glossy finish. It is great for miniatures, precious objects, and shiny, modern jewelry.
Compare the two finishes in the photo below.
Related: 3D Printing Materials Overview
Raw Bronze costs $10.00 + $16.00/cm3, while Polished Bronze costs $20.00 + $18.00/cm3. The lead time for either material is 15 business days.
Shapeways is offering a coupon code to get 10% off purchases in bronze through October 15. Use the code qferw at checkout to get the discount.
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