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The Third Dimension with Sydney Design Festival

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3D printed jewellery
Ever heard of 3D printing? A group of designers have setup The Third Dimension pop-up store in line with the Sydney Design Festival to showcase jewellery made using this exciting technology.

3D printing has been around for a while and was originally used to rapidly form prototypes for designs and ideas in engineering industries. It is now being applied in a multitude of arenas ranging from architecture to medical to food! For those who are interested, here's a video that captures 3D printing in a nutshell. Mind blown.

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The Jewellery and Object Design Collective - Rings

When you wander into the pop-up store, you'll be invited by a collection of 3D printed hands displaying rings designed by students from the Jewellery and Object Design Collective in Enmore. Demonstrations of how this 3D printer works are also available. A set design is loaded into a specialised computer program, which is then connected to the printer. Nylon is fed via a rotating barrel into the machine and melted to a certain temperature where it can be moulded into the shape of the design.

3D printer, design
3D printer and a computer with the specified design

The organisers also talk about a newer type of 3D technology that utilises "SLS" or selective laser sintering. Lasers are aimed at specific points in powder material to fuse these together to form a 3D object.

Fairina Cheng

The Third Dimension also showcases beautiful designs from Fairina Cheng, Little Rambutan, Unellenu, Cheree Edwards, XYZ Workshop and Dubler.

little rambutan
Beautiful designs from Little Rambutan

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...more from Little Rambutan

spiral jewellery
unellenu designs

Pretty necklaces from unellenu

Dubler in particular has put on display wearable sculptures which are specially printed by CSIRO Titanium Technologies.

Dubler sculpture
Dubler - wearable sculptures

Printed designer wallet!

In store display
In-store display

So come along to check out the cool designs created using 3D printing technology! The pop-up store will be here from August 5th - 24th at 73 George St, The Rocks, Sydney.

pop-up store
Pop-up store

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Why? Award winning jewellery designs made using cool 3D printing technology
When: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm
Where: 73 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Cost: Free
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So disappointed!! Arrived Sun24th Aug at 11.00am - and shop was closed!!
by lesle (score: 0|2) 1765 days ago
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