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.
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) has announced a new reseller agreement with Al-mera, a jewelry solutions provider based in Istanbul, Turkey. Through the exclusive partnership, South Carolina-based 3D Systems plans to increase its coverage and focus on delivering 3D printing production solutions to the growing Turkish jewelry marketplace.
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.