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Road to the launch of LACE:  prototyping, events, and new designs

New Rose Gold, Grey and Stainless Steel materials to launch on May 15!

  Shown left: Orbis light earrings in steel.  On the right:  Orbis light earrings in rose gold.

 

Shown left: Orbis light earrings in steel.  On the right:  Orbis light earrings in rose gold.

We are pleased to announce the launch of three new 3D printed material (grey steel, stainless steel, and rose gold) to the LACE collection beginning on May 15th.  Link to the SHOP here.  We will also be closing out on our Mobius rings in nylon as we transition to the new materials, which will provide the same high resolution prints in much more durable materials.

The new steel collection is especially exciting for us since it is the first time our collection will be 3D printed directly using steel powder through a binder based 3D printing technology.  This technology was previously used in industrial applications but is now available for high resolution 3D printing applications such as jewelry.

Steel Metal Printing Process:

Unlike other 3D printing technology, binder jet technology does not require a heat source like laser during the printing process.  Instead, liquid binding agent is selectively deposited to join steel powder particles to form the object.  The object then goes through an infiltration process inside a furnace to harden the final piece.

Our new rose gold collection utilizes both 3D printing technology and metal plating process to achieve a high quality precious metal finish at an affordable price. 

Precious Plated Metal Plating Process:

The model is first printed using a high-resolution 3D wax printer.  A mold is made from the 3D printed wax, and the object is then casted in brass.  After the casting process, each product goes through a two step plating process - first a layer of palladium is applied to provide strength. Then, the cast is plated with .5 microns of 14K Rose Gold. 

LACE strives to evolve with the 3D printing technology and provide the highest quality material and design that is currently available on the market.