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"Rotating planet" is a brass pendant made with an innovative 3d printing process; the central part of this jewel can rotate on itself thanks to a special mechanism. We designed this shape using an advanced 3d modeling software. This specific design is our exclusive!
The two parts of the mechanism are printed in the same process: they are not assembled afterwards.
This specific 3d printed shape with its nice rotating movement is almost impossible to obtain with traditional techniques. Only recently thanks to Shapeways we were able to print our designs in brass mantaining at the same time a moving mechanism in every step of the process.
3d printed jewels in brass are made with a complex five-step process. First, the model is 3d printed in wax, it is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace and the remaining plaster becomes the mold. Molten metal is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing the object then tumbled, cleaned, hand polished or plated.
The contemprorary and sci-fi inspired design makes it a unisex item that you can wear in both formal and casual occasions.
Please note that when ordering this object you get the pendant but not the lanyard/chain.
You can add a chain for this pendant to your order at an additional price: just click on the "ADD A CHAIN" tab on your right on this page.