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Designer Spotlight: Matt Roesle

by • February 21, 2016 • No Comments

This week we are highlighting Matt Roesle (with assist of his wife Mahi Palanisami) and his shop Hypatia Studio. Both are mechanical engineers by trade who have transferred their engineering background to creating mathematical art and jewelry, starting with a wedding band!

Tell us a little bit of yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?

My name is Matt Roesle. My wife, Mahi Palanisami, and I are mechanical engineers. We 3D print jewelry and sculpture based on equations. We live in Thornton, CO, USA.


What’s the story behind your creations? What inspires you?

I initially got involved with 3D-printed jewelry when I wanted to manufacture a special wedding band for my and so-fiance (and now wife!). 3D printing innovation, and the advent of 3D printing services, empowers anyone to turn it into approximately any object – if you can manufacture a desktop version of it initially. I had an thought for a braided ring, but I mayn’t find software which
may let me turn it into a version of the shape I wanted. So, I called on my engineering background to manufacture a mathematical description of the braid, and and so I wrote a desktop program to generate the version of the ring. The outcome turned out actually advantageous than I had hoped, and I soon discovered what I may manufacture. I am inspired by math! I am in addition
by rad patterns I see in the world.

What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?

I wanted to manufacture a one-of-a-kind wedding ring for my wife, since I wasn’t able-bodied to manufacture it by hand. Shapeways is the most way to get started with 3D printing.

How did you learn how to create in 3D?

My engineering background! Years of experiences createing things in CAD as a mechanical engineer.

How do you promote your work?

My wife does a lot of our promoting. We attend craft fairs, teach classes, approach stores, send out newsletters, do style shows.

Who are your favourite createers or artists? Who in the Shapeways community has served as an inspiration to you?

Bathsheba inspires me. When I initially started, and I saw Bathsheba’s work, I said, ‘Well I can’t do which
, which
is too hard!’


  • Great assortment of products; jewelry, sculptures, accessories, etc
  • Great photography of everything!
  • Nice experimentation with various materials
  • Sections for effortless shopping
  • Full profile and descriptions on product pages

Thank you, Matt! Wonderful shop with a few quite
one-of-a-kind creations. Make certain
to follow Matt’s shop on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etsy and website. To be featured, email aimee @ shapeways.com.

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