Hot Pop Factory has released two new 3D printed jewelry collections, one of which features the premier use of 3D printed wood in jewelry, according to company co-founder and designer By-Ying Miao.
The new material is highlighted in the design of the company's Boreal Necklace, a 3D printed pendant composed of recycled wood polymer. Each piece is defined by a soft curvature and heat-induced striations which, like fingerprints, are unique to every item.
In the fall of 2012, Matthew Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao launched the Hot Pop Factory, a 3D printed jewelry company. Both had backgrounds in architecture and experience with using 3D printing for prototyping designs. And both had a fundamental interest in how design manifests as space and form in the physical world.
With over seven hundred followers (and growing) on Thingiverse, Andreas Böhler is quickly becoming known in the 3D printing community for his "Pet Monster" series. If you don't fall in love with his characters the first time you see them, at the very least you will admire the skill displayed in their creation.
MakerBot® and GrabCAD have announced the winners of their recent 3D Printer Challenge to design futuristic vehicles for the year 2040. Six winners out of 151 entries were selected that represent the most futuristic and beautifully designed cars, planes, spacecraft and other space-age vehicles that would exist in the year 2040. All models are optimized for printing in 3D on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer.