As 3D printing technology becomes more and more accessible, traditional ways of making everyday products is being transformed. Jewelry, for example, can be created via a 3D printer. Using precious metals such as silver, gold, or even platinum, all that’s needed is creativity, the software to design a product and a print button to push. This is no lofty dream. If you need proof that 3D printed jewelry has a solid future, look no further than ScienceJewelry1824.
Seamless Jewelry was founded by two researchers at the University of Leuven, 3D prints all its products. As their name suggests, all their jewelry is inspired by science. You’ll find lots of necklaces, earrings, and rings that showcase molecules like dopamine and serotonin. Probably the coolest thing about 3D printed jewelry is that you can create interlocking pieces (like their dopamine/serotonin necklace) that have no seam!
3D-Printing for the NYC Subway
Implications for 3D printing technology are far broader than just jewelry. If you live in NYC, you know that the subway is constantly under construction. That’s because the system is old; meaning, ancient old. Replacing parts that are no longer manufactured creates endless construction delays. Welcome 3D printing. With it, metal parts can be fabricated faster and cheaper than by current means. And maybe, just maybe, the wait on the platform for the next train will be transformed.