A new 3D printer that can create with gold promises to reshape the jewelry industry and transform how fine jewelry is made.
Already, jewelry designers have embraced 3D printing to create elaborate molds. However, because of the cost of fine metals, printing directly with gold was avoided.
Now designer Lionel T Dean has taken on the challenge to 3D print gold jewelry.
“We’re here today to launch our collection of 3D-printed gold artefacts to demonstrate to the UK jewellery industry the potential of 3D printing,” Dean explained in a video promoting his 3D printed gold collection. “Additive manufacturing with metal allows you to create forms that would be almost impossible to create by conventional means.”
Source: 3dprinter.net; image: dezeen.com