The 3D printing industry seemingly knows no bounds, and the revolution is as exciting as ever.
Jewelry producers have been putting incredible results on our fingers, on our necks, and around our wrists. And within this powerhouse industry, 3D printing has already established a strong foothold.
So what can you expect when you implement 3D printing in jewelry making?
Why 3D Printing Might Be Good for Your Business
Traditional jewelry operations alone are no longer enough to meet the changing needs of evolving consumer tastes. Those who work with 3D printed jewelry are helping to respond to a shift in consumption, where creativity and personalization are valued above mass produced accessories.
1. Enhanced Creativity
One of the benefits of 3D printed jewelry is increased flexibility and creativity to try out new designs, patterns, and textures. Not only can you make larger designs, but you can also create multiple versions of an individual piece. This technology opens up a world of options when the constraints of traditional mold creation is removed.
2. Provide Personalization
3D printing allows for a higher level of connection with your clients, allowing you to better understand their needs and, in a matter of hours, enabling you to show renders of 3D models for instant feedback. This tactile experience brings the piece to the customer in real time, making the experience much more hands-on than merely seeing an image on a screen.
You can also easily add personal touches to 3D printed jewelry like engraving, or modify existing designs to the customer’s preference for a truly one-of-a-kind piece.
3. Streamline Processes
3D technology allows you to create custom jewelry quickly, often in a matter of days, which is a huge advantage over traditional jewelry making that can take weeks.
3D printing also allows the client a more hands-on approach to creating jewelry, as you can make multiple changes to get the piece just right, at minimal cost. 3D iterations let you check for accuracy and allow you to finalize every aspect before casting, giving the client exactly what they want.
4. Forget About Production
3D printing services like Shapeways take care of producing the jewelry once you create the 3D file, which greatly minimizes your worries over production.
5. Attention to Detail
Lastly, this technology allows you to attain a high level of detail in jewelry making when the same may not be achievable when pieces are crafted by hand.
This technology has carved a place for itself in the jewelry industry, and those who learn how to utilize it can take advantage in creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.
Check out our interviews with jewelry business owners that use 3D printing to push creative limits. Meet Jorge Rojas, who creates “containers of emotion” in his jewelry collection marrying organic forms, shapes and elements; and Ola Shekhtman, whose love of architecture and travel inspired her to create her Cityscape Ring Collection.
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