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3D printers make jewelry

3D printing has traditionally been used for simple prototyping in the manufacturing industry. Only few years ago people begun to use 3D printers for more interesting creations such as games, figures and other goods. It still is a niche but recently 3D printers got backing of one of the biggest vanity items around - jewelry.

This summer Cookson Precious Metals, a UK based supplier of fabricated precious metals , is showing off its 3D printed jewelry parts in Hong Kong.  The parts are created in gold through a process called Precious M 080.

One of the greatest benefits of 3D jewelry printing is that companies such as Zero Porosity Casting can produce custom jewelry for clients. Before the advent of 3D printing making a custom order would cost a lot more money and take a lot more time.

Making jewelry with a 3D printer may not be as interesting as making organs or a gun, but it’s still important to the overall 3D printer ecosystem. The price of 3D printers will be driven down as more industries adopt the technology. Purely vanity items like jewelry may also drive up interest for 3D printing among the average consumer thus leading to even faster adoption.

Learn more about the 3D printing services Zero Porosity Casting provides.