In either middle or high school, you might have taken classes that taught you about different technologies that seemed dull at first but create breathtaking pieces of art. Whether they created pictures or rings, 3D printers were the fun part of the day. But while creating jewelry, it’s important to consider other avenues to help make concepts come to life and make creation processes smoother, simpler, and quicker. Here are some reasons why you should use a 3D printer to make jewelry.
You Have Freedom of Design Choice
With 3D printers, there is no limit to what you can create. Any images and designs that you think up quickly come to life with a 3D printer. The printers work by using 3D modeling, which is essentially the machine designing the image for you in real-time. The device works its magic by creating anything from traditional jewelry to a contemporary and unique piece.
The Weight of the Material Won’t Matter
The weight of your material won’t matter with a 3D printer. Many pieces of jewelry will hang down rather than accentuate the body. With a 3D printer, you can reduce the weight and size of every part that you create.
Many materials are already lightweight. Still, many other machines use mixtures to either put weight onto the jewelry or make it so light that you forget it’s there. With a 3D printer, you can use lattices, which are design structures used to help make your design. By using these structures, you can choose not to put anything on the interior of the jewelry, as with most modern and traditional jewelry.
The Quality Will Improve
Another reason why you should use a 3D printer to make jewelry isthat your jewelry’s quality will significantly improve. No more walking around with chunky, store-bought pieces; now, you are in control and able to create intricate designs and achieve higher quality. By improving quality, you will also be saving time and money on purchasing replacement parts for your pieces.
It’s an Innovate Practice
3D printing is an iconic approach to reducing the use of plastic with jewelry making. You can still use plastic in your creations, but make sure it is repurposed plastic that you can easily break down to create new pieces of jewelry.
You Can Use It in Other Ways
If you don’t want to design your jewelry with a 3D printer, don’t rule out this method just yet! You can purchase molds to help get the job done. Try including a 3D printer in your design process by adding one to create your molds.
Now you are well on your way to creating the best jewelry possible. Here’s to fine technology and having a ton of fun while using it.