According to designer Lionel T Dean, who has created a collection that is 3D printed in 18-carat gold digital manufacturing could “reshape the jewelry industry. “We’re here today to launch our collection of 3D-printed gold artifacts to demonstrate to the UK jewelry industry the potential of 3D printing, Dean explains in the movie. Additive manufacturing with metal allows you to create forms that would be almost impossible to create by conventional means.”
His creation was unveiled in August at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewelry.
Nature inspired 3D printed jewelry. Nervous System’s Floraform software.
Floraform is a generative design system inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers which explores the development of surfaces through differential growth.
Floraform’s are fascinated by natural processes that produce complex forms from simple rule sets and local interactions. Their projects center around adapting the logic of these processes into computational tools; They do this by translating scientific theories and models of pattern formation into algorithms for design.