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DCT’s 3D Printed Fine Jewelry Cross-Pollinates Architecture and Natural Forms

by • March 16, 2016 • No Comments

dct83D printed jewelry is expanding as a create concept primarily for the reason the createers seem to have such a stimulating time creating original pieces. Take Canadian jewelry createers Daniel Christian Tang (DCT) as an example. DCT is quite three folks: Luca Daniel Lavorato, Mario Christian Lavorato and Heng Tang. Collectively, they have backgrounds in architecture, engineering, and biochemistry — delivering refreshing create concepts to the 3D printed jewelry table. As mentioned on the DCT website, “cross-pollination” is an appropriate term to describe the combination of architectural versionling software with 3D printing we see in this create work. DCT’s “Morfologi Designs” are elegant pieces of jewelry, “a testament to the cherished beauty of Jewelry, the Variability of Nature and the Uniqueness of Art.” Looking at the motivation behind this up-and-coming Canadian create trio’s work, we can unquestionably see how 3D printing plays a central role in its inception and realization.

Mario Christian Lavorato and Heng Tang met at the University of Toronto where they both succeded in masters’ degrees in Architectural Studies. They accomplished their architectural creates may work well as wearable art, and existing architecture files and creates may be utilized in this manner. Lavorato’s brother Luca Daniel Lavorato, who comprises the third in the trio, is an engineer who knew of 3D printing. So an thought was born. The three were in addition inspired by Canadian architect and createer Frank Gehry, who recreateed the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as most other New York createings. Gehry in addition has line of jewelry for Tiffany & Co. in which he applies his architectural training in the jewelry create arena to quite positive ends. DCT aspires to follow Gehry’s astounding example, with a 3D printing flair.

dct6DCT’s “Icon” line, which pays homage to specific architectural createers, can debut this week at the Toronto Fashion Week. On the DCT website, you can in addition learn additional specifics of how the team uses 3D printing and see the variety of create shapes — honeycombs, cylinders, waves — which DCT showcases in its Morfologi Designs line. In the “About Us” section you can find 3D printing information under “How Our Designs Are Manufactured“:

“Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is one form of 3D Printing Technololgy we use to create your 3D Printed Jewelry of a 3D desktop file. In the 3D printing device, the versions are printed layer by layer by a laser which draws thin lines in the powder, which melts and bonds it together in order to form a thin layer of the version. After a layer is printed, a new layer of fresh powder is spread over the surface by a roller. The printing device has a print chamber which is heated to just at a lower place the melting point of the powder; the laser beam adds the extra energy to melt the powder, forming a solid version. After a print job is finished, the outcome is a big block of heated powder with the printed versions contained inside.”

It is pretty odd for createers to bring future customers this deeply into the making system, but folks go on to be fascinated by 3D printing — and DCT is right on the money for highlighting not just how the jewelry looks, but how it is created.

dct2The site’s range of earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces come in five various patterns: hive, grid, diamond, flow, and wavemaker. Jewelry can be ordered in five various metals: platinum sterling, 18K rose gold sterling, 18k gold sterling, 14k solid gold, 14k solid white gold, and 14k solid rose gold. You can tell which most creates may work well with equiteday wear, but are in addition elegant adequate to be dressed up for the evening. I ponder versatility is this line’s greatest durablity.

From just looking at the create work, you can see the cross-pollination of abstract create concepts with figurative effortless elements all wrapped up as 3D printed satisfactory jewelry. Straddling those create lines criss-crossing architecture, the complex sciences, 3D printing, and jewelry create is working just satisfactory for Daniel Christian Tang. DIscuss in the DCT 3D Printing forum over at 3DPB.com.