In the Netherlands, 3D printing enables consumer-designed jewelry

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For jewelry makers, one benefit of 3D printing is creating prototypes of more expensive products before they're made for real, something Hot Pink has been doing for engagement rings. However, Netherlands-based Zazzy is now using the technology to hand the design process over to consumers to offer them their own unique product. Customers first create their design in an easy-to-use program such as Sketchup or Blender. The customer can then choose to have their design rendered in a number of materials, ranging from nylon-based plastic in a range of colors, to silver, brass gold, stainless steel or gold-plated metal. After…

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