This is my follow up on Fabbaloo’s article which you can find here.
Kerry Stevenson (General Fabb) has written a great article about Anarkik3D, that we seem to have found a niche for our haptic 3D design software – jewellery. For those of you who know us and have follow us closely over the years know that Anarkik3D’s CEO trained as a Jeweller. Here is the link to another article, an Interview with CEO, Ann Marie Shillito by Albena Kitipova of Threeding, where Ann Marie explains her background.
For her, 3D printing is perfect for producing jewellery and particularly her preference for contemporary/art jewellery rather than traditional precious jewellery in gold and stones. Her first 3D printed piece in 1998 was a bangle with movable rings, printed in ABS that she painted and added gold leaf to accentuated the printed texture andshow the proces of making.
3D printing becomes pretty costly as designs are scaled up. Jewellery though is generally quite small and also the cost of 3D printing is more easily justified especially as the finishing is ‘value added‘. Our focus on the jewellery sector has become more acute as 3D printing resolutions have improved and the materials more varied.The workshops and masterclasses we have run over the past year have been well attended by jewellers.
We set up Anarkik Creations Ltd to create a place where we can bring together the jewellers using Anarkik3D’s haptic 3D modelling software, and 3D printing, to produce amazingly delicious pieces, and the people who relish wearing such outstanding statement jewellery that makes them stand out from the crowd! A range of these pieces are currently available through our crowdfunding project. Go see if you dare: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/anarkikcreations