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2016 – Year of the Fire Monkey: Embrace & Honor the Lunar New Year with a 3D Printed Pin

by • February 19, 2016 • No Comments

monkey11Mainly for reasons of vanity, I’ve never spent much time exploring the Chinese zodiac, or its calendar; you see, there I am a goat (or sometimes, a sheep). Whilst I ponder they are as cute as they can be in animal form, and symbolically they are really dignified of offering independence and exploration to curiosity and ambition, when it comes right down to it, most of us consider the goat to be a little goofy and over consumptive. I generally have a pretty old-fashioned vision of them staring blankly ahead and eating the phone book. So, I’ve been additional than pleased to stick my traditional astrological sign of Leo. This year yet? It is the year of the red fire monkey. Now, that sounds like a thing I may get behind. And while it may not be my sign, I can yet be hip and wear any one of the super stylin’ 3D printed zodiac pins of the Lunar New Year lineup of jewelry over at Treat & Company.

Those born in the year of the monkey (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016) have a lot of traits to be proud of apparently, and not one thing I’ve researched involves them doing any of the odious and pretty surprising things we may have experienced of real monkeys at the local zoo. From a mercurial and lovable spirit to that of a tech-savvy smartie, the fire monkey sign is dynamic and sturdy. So, if this is your sign, time to announce it and walk tall and proud for this lunar year, that just began on February 8th. Treat & Company, headquartered in Minnesota and with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, wanted to assist all of us celebrate the 2016 the Year of the Fire Monkey, with a host of selections, all in the form of elegant 3D printed pins.

TREAT_Shop_Zodiac_FireMonkey_Pin_2.img_assist_custom-480x320With equite piece created, 3D printed, assembled, and finished and painted at their Minneapolis headquarters, the team was inspired by the Chinese 12-year cycle and the special personality traits attached to equite zodiac animal.

“These Lunar Tokens honor your zodiac animal and the one-of-a-kind qualities that you possess,” states the team on their website.

With the red fire monkey being presented as a limited version, and in vibrant color, you can in addition order the other Chinese zodiac signs, all 3D printed and hand-painted.

“Treat & Company built a geometric fractal aesthetic for the core Lunar Token collection, and wanted the limited version to fall in line with them, yet have its own perspective,” the company spokesperson told 3DPrint.com. “They broke of via a full figure animal and focutilized on the face to separate it and establish a new iconic process for the ‘year of’ pins.’”

“In addition, they utilized red to select the year’s element–this year being fire, they gave it a metallic crackled red glaze. Treat & Company is looking forward to extending the limited version equite year, and calling out its one-of-a-kind showcases. The Fire Monkey is said to bring creativity, mindfulness, ambition, vibrancy and courage.”

3f14b425-23d0-4ff0-b356-038387e34280According to the team, the pins are locally 3D printed ‘via the latest and excellentest’ in 3D printing innovation and are created of VisiJet material, famous for its durablity and manufactured by 3D Systems. Whilst the red limited version monkey is available for $16.99, the other eleven zodiac animals are priced at $14.99, plus shipping, manufacturing for a quite low-priced endeavor to wear a token honoring your zodiac animal—or, any of your choosing! The create team sees these versatile pieces as a excellent gift not just to by yourself in celebrating the Lunar New Year, but in addition to commemorate primary life events like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and new babies.

And not just on a undertaking to celebrate the Lunar New Year, those at Treat & Company in addition have really the undertaking statement in that they find themselves responsible for ‘eliminating ugly, cleaning up messy, and manufacturing complex feel easy.’ Many of us may most likely find this appealing for application in numerous parts of our lives, and with the luck of the fire monkey on our lapels this year, who knows what successes we can find going forward. Here’s wishing you most! Discuss this new innovation in the 3D Printed Chinese Zodiac Pins forum over at 3DPB.com.