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3D printing art is not just a possibility it is already a trend

When most people hear ‘3D printing’ they picture it in a manufacturing sense. You know… a factory-machine chugging out units of anything you can imagine. What people miss is the true game changing ability to create anything and everything. This lends great to makers and artists alike who have a ‘If I can dream it, I can make it’ mentality.

Since the early introduction of consumer-level 3D printers, those who were associated with the 3D graphics modeling industry had suddenly found a new play toy. 3D printers instantly turned 3D graphic modelers into artists. Customization became key. Artists who had difficulty making certain shapes or structures can now use 3D printing to bring that idea to life – no matter the size!

So, here are some amazing works of 3D printed art:

Modla x Damilola Odusote Nike Air Force 1 3D Printed Sculpture

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http://www.damilolaartist.com/

Nike of Samothrace

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http://cosmowenman.wordpress.com/

Monochromatic Radiance

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http://www.joshharker.com/blog/

Memorial Bust of a Woman (self-portrait)

Sophie Kahn

http://www.sophiekahn.net/

Quixotic Divinity Headdress

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http://www.joshharker.com/blog/

Bust of a Youth

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http://stevenhopwoodlewis.com/

Thru Religion

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http://www.drzachsuchy.ch/

3D Printed Arabic Ceiling

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http://aztecscenicdesign.com/

3D Printed Room

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http://www.digital-grotesque.com/

Noisy Boy from Real Steel

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http://www.legacyefx.com/

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How will 3D printing impact supply chain and manufacturing?

Many people don’t realize it but the impacts of 3D printing are potentially far reaching enough to be considered the ‘Next Industrial Revolution’! It’s impacts will mostly be felt on the supply chain and manufacturing segments of a business. Well how you ask?

Multiple ways:

  • First, mass customization = cheaper equipment costs and faster layover time (elimination). This means new equipment does not need to be bought when a new design is manufactured.
  • Second, automation. Programmability will enable 3D printing to take over many of steps in the supply chain such as manufacturing, assembly, packaging and eventually shipping.
  • Third, elimination of inventory. All inventory costs are gone. 3D printing is the definition of made-to-order, and because of its customizability it is infinitely flexible.
  • Fourth, necessity of outsourcing to suppliers will be decreased and possibly eliminated. Supplies and equipment can and will be 3D printed on a whim.
  • Fifth, an ability for entrepreneurial innovation. People are able to design and create their ideas immediately and for a small cost. Ex: Prototypes, Art projects.
  • Sixth, the materials created and used are sure to be healthy for big blue herself, Earth. In time, regulations and rules on the carbon impacts of machines and materials will be developed. The effects of 3D printing on pollution are sure to be slim to none.

The field is so new that it is just waiting to be revolutionized.

 

So where can I buy some 3D printed jewelry?

So you want to get your hands on some freshly printed jewelry? With the 3D printed goods market still evolving there are already many places to find jewelry online. Some of these marketplaces may be already be familiar. You’ll find all of that below:

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Etsy – One of the Internet’s largest marketplaces for handmade products. Naturally, this community lends itself to 3D printed objects. Although technically 3D printing isn’t a “handmade” process the design, creation and DIY movement of the industry certainly places it into the handmade category. There are literally thousands of jewelry designs to choose from, many of which are 3D printed!

http://www.etsy.com/

Shapeways – Another marketplace where one can find a design they love, choose its material and have it shipped right to their door. Likewise, one can model their own product, upload it to Shapeways, choose the material and have that delivered as well. It is a wonderful marketplace for sellers and creative thinkers alike.

http://www.shapeways.com/

Nervous System – Industrial design studio that integrates processes and patterns found in nature to create unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares. Very heavily technology focused – designs are created using algorithms!

http://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com

Hot Pop Factory РThis Toronto based creative design team uses digital fabrication technology to bring ideas to life. With a keen focus on the artistic side of 3D printing the designs from Hot Pop Factory sure do raise eyebrows. Hot Pop Factory provides services such as design service, 3D interactivity and education on the industry itself. This start-up is sure to be a staple in the creative side of 3D printing.

http://www.hotpopfactory.com/