Today, Shapeways got a whole lot shinier! We’re excited to launch a new suite of materials for our precious metals family.
Jewelry is extremely popular on Shapeways – it’s always been one of our top selling categories. Talented jewelers are using 3D modeling software to create amazing designs that wouldn’t be possible to produce without 3D printing. With Shapeways, jewelers can give their customers access to unique products, created or customized personally by a designer, now in a wide variety of high quality materials.
Benefits for Jewelers of 3D Printing with Shapeways
High Quality, Great Value: 3D print in stunning precious metals for less than you’d expect.
No Need for Inventory: Make pieces when you need them, or sell directly through Shapeways
Endless Possibilities: Easily create intricate details and designs you can’t make by hand
Here at Shapeways, we’re proud to support jewelers. We’re one of the only 3D printing companies to widely offer these new precious metals to everyone, and, with our other jeweler-friendly materials such as 14k Gold, Sterling Silver, and Castable Wax, we now have the most options available for 3D printing jewelry!
More about the new metals
Platinum: This bright silver-white material is extensively hand-polished to a smooth sheen. A rare metal, Platinum is recognized as being the most precious of all precious metals. Jewelers often select this material for its durability while consumers love it for its luster.
18k Gold: Brighter and more vibrant than 14k Gold, it contains a higher percentage of gold.
14k Rose Gold: Its pinkish tint adds a touch of warmth and romance to any design.
14k White Gold: For a more subtle look, it resembles silver with just a hint of gold.
Like our 14k Gold, all of these metals are 3D printed in wax then cast. Therefore, they all share the same design rules, so it’s easy for jewelers to enable current designs in these new finishes.
Give them a try and let us know what you think!