If you are a jeweler today who has discovered 3D printing, you probably aren’t reading this–as you’re too busy jumping up and down on your bed in glee–wild about the world of opportunities that have suddenly opened as you are able to make your own designs, edit and re-edit to your creative heart’s content, and then have them 3D printed–or if you so choose, purchase your own 3D printer and start churning out designs.
It’s a two-sided gold coin, as well, as designers are able to promote and sell their jewelry more easily–and consumers have many new designs and materials to choose from, allowing for exciting opportunities to customize. What’s most important to many as well is that selections are often much more affordable.
While we have numerous services available in the US and Europe which offer 3D printed jewelry galore now as well as a variety of ways to have designs fabricated, India is just on the tipping point of experiencing what the technology can do for this sector. Now, Novabeans–the leader in 3D printing services in India–is beginning a new venture in their country, with the introduction of 3D printed jewelry and a great program offering access to a select group.
Partnering with two US companies, B9Creations and MadeSolid, they are hoping to capture market share in a country with an impressive, emerging economy for 3D printing which is especially ripe in the jewelry arena.
The Novabeans team and their partners are aware that jewelry has great significance in India–as well as in other developing countries. It represents not just a symbol of wealth and security, but also is of great value in celebrations, individual expression, and of course–relationships. Pointing out that research from AlliedMarketResearch shows that India is slated to grow at a CAGR of 37.4% from 2014 through 2020, Novabeans, B9Creations, and MadeSolid together will most likely be setting a trend many will follow in offering 3D printed jewelry to the population.
“Introducing 3D printing services targeting specific verticals validates our overall vision of spreading 3D printing technology to masses at affordable price point in India,” said Gaurav Loyalka, co-founder of Novabeans.
In a program meant to introduce select professional designers, jewelers, and students to their 3D printing services, NovaBeans will provide them with free 3D printing (using DLP/SLA technology) of two objects that can be fabricated within a build volume of 30 x 30 x 40 mm. They are offering this introductory service through the end of the year, and only for original pieces–not downloaded files for other 3D models.
In working with B9Creations, Novabeans, as well as consumers in India, will be rewarded with their expertise in 3D printing and casting jewelry products, using high-resolution printers and quality materials.
“We are proud to associate with Novabeans in this great initiative and to empower Indian jewelers by bringing their jewelry designs to life in a faster and more affordable fashion,” said Shon Anderson, Vice President of B9Creations.
In partnering with MadeSolid, access is provided to the top materials in prototyping resins as well as their superior casting resin, CastSolid.
“We are excited to partner with Novabeans to help bring 3D printing and casting with high quality resins to the forefront of the country’s jewelry industry,” said Adam Grieser, Director Sales, Madesolid.
We’ve followed all three of these companies previously, noting innovative 3D printed designs by B9Creations, and MadeSolid too as they’ve announced countless new resins for 3D printing. We’ve also followed numerous programs via Novabeans, most recently that of their foray into the education system with 3D printed art. Their movement into 3D printed jewelry should prove seamless–and rewarding on all levels–as they continue to advance and expand. Currently, Novabeans has multiple offices in India, as well as a headquarters in Paris. With the largest 3D printing online ecommerce store in the country, they already have the perfect platform for nearly any area of 3D printing they choose to enter.
Along with numerous 3D printing solutions, support, and consulting services, Novabeans also offers 3D printing training workshops. They serve too as the official distributor for all products by Ultimaker, 3D Systems, Pinshape, Creopop, 3Doodler, B9Creations, UAVID 3D, Airwolf, MadeSolid, Flashforge, Littlebits, and more.
Discuss your thoughts on Novabeans’ latest partnerships and their advancement into the 3D printed jewelry arena in Novabeans Brings 3D Printed Jewelry Services to India forum thread over at 3DPB.com.