lost-wax casting

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all…

Investment Casting and 3D Printing: BFFs

Investment casting has been used for millennia. In this process a wax pattern is made. This is hardened, then the wax is vaporized. The resulting mold is then hardened once…

ETH Zurich Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Create First Silicone Artificial Heart for Testing Purposes

We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed heart models used as helpful surgical planning tools, and 3D printing technology has helped with heart conditions in many other ways, like 3D printed…

Metal 3D Printing is Poised to Become a New Manufacturing Paradigm, But Adoption Is Slow

Although metal 3D printing may seem like a new technology, it’s been around since the 1980’s, and used chiefly in production of high value, highly engineered, complex parts and prototypes….

3D Printing and Investment Casting Make a Perfect Fabrication Team

Not only is 3D printing a wonderful, versatile method of fabrication on its own, but it’s also turned out to play an important role alongside other, much older techniques in…

Recreating The Last Great Irish Elk Through 3D Printing

The Great Irish Elk was a majestic creature of heroic proportions that became extinct some 11,000 years ago. In a short movie by Brown Bag Films, created in 1998 and…

3D Systems Provides the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry with an End-to-End Solution for Clients

Much like the world of art that is constantly prone to change, 3D Systems’ last year has consisted of a lot of sudden twists and turns too, which has made…

Formlabs Announces New Gesswein Partnership and Updates Their Castable Resin Formula

Massachusetts-based 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs has been one of the handful of 3D printing companies to turn their Kickstarter win into a highly successful business model. Originally their first 3D…

Thanks to 3D Printing, 1929 Oscar Statues Reproduced for 2016 Ceremony

It’s possible that the Oscars are the most publicly recognized symbol of glamour and success that don’t require being a member of a royal family. The red carpet, high price…

Win a 3D Print of Your Design in i.materialise & RhinoGold’s 3D Printed Jewelry Design Challenge

Lost-wax casting is the process used to create a duplicate metal piece of jewelry from an original piece of jewelry. It may be more accurate to call the process of using…

Bucktown Polymers Rolls Out 3D Printing Resins Which Cure with Light and Remain Water Soluble

As more and more jewelers and metal workers take up 3D printing, they discover that SLA machines are capable of rendering very high detail and that some resins on the…

3D Printed Stainless Steel and Bronze Designs Available Faster Than Ever with i.materialise

As 3D printing technology improves, we’re seeing the gap between what’s possible with less expensive home printers and industrial-level machines grow narrower and narrower. One of the drawbacks of the…

3D Printing a Bronze Dinosaur: Tany Foundry Combines Technologies for One-of-a-Kind Masterpiece

China has been the birthplace of many unique and fascinating 3D printed objects and structures as of late. More innovation has come out of China, in the realm of 3D…

i.materialise Now Offers 18K Gold 3D Printing and Faster Production Times

If you’re a jewelry designer, or you simply have a lust for gold and 3D printing, i.materialise is now offering you a choice which will make you drool and begin…

Birmingham City University Creates Replica of Ultra Fragile Celtic Cross for Museum, Using Solidscape 3D Printer

One of the things that I really enjoy about covering 3D printing on a daily basis, are the questions I get to answer from people who are uninformed about the technology….

MadeSolid, Inc. Releases New Industry First FireCast Resin, Specifically for Casting of Metal

When it comes to 3D printing, we haven’t seen many consumer level 3D printers really utilized for the production of jewelry. One reason for this was because, up until just…