Whenever we ask the Shapeways community what materials and processes they are interested in being made available we always get many requests for 3D printed silver. In response to these requests Shapeways has been experimenting with a few silver processes, testing for quality, reliability, best pricing. 3D printing silver is quite difficult to perfect, so it has taken us some time to get the quality we would like for the Shapeways community and we are now very excited to share with you our first silver samples…
Take a look at the images below and let us know what you think?
Ring detail shows layering similar to that seen in 3D printed stainless steel when a raised element makes it difficult to polish surrounding surface.
Sterling silver with an even polish.
Highly polished sterling silver.
Draw your own earrings 3D printed in sterling silver showing the ‘grain’ of the pencil sketch.
Let us know what you think? Are you ready for silver? Sparking any new ideas?