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KIORO’ DESIGN at Artistar Jewels Exhibition

KIORO’ DESIGN will partecipate to Artistar Jewels Exhibition at the Fondazione Maimeri in Milan, from 17 th to 21 th of dicember 2014.
More than 200 creations of international designers will be exhibited, a very rare occasion to closely appreciate a varied selection of fine jewelery, wearable sculptures and creation of contemporary jewelery.
KIORO’ DESIGN will exhibit CYCLES pendant and PERLA ring.
Good luck to all attendees.

By |November 28th, 2014|Senza categoria|0 Comments

MAKER FAIRE ROME 2014 with DWS SYSTEMS

Great experience at MAKER FAIRE ROME 2014, with DWS SYSTEMS and their XFAB 3D printer. We have seen our model “CYCLES” come to life step by step into the machine, scaled up to 4x to better highlight its intricate geometry.
Thank you to Maurizio Costabeber and all guys of DWS Systems Team, and promotedesign.it  for the great chance they offered to us.

By |October 6th, 2014|Senza categoria|0 Comments

3D printing for lost wax casting process

 The process of lost wax casting, also known as “investment casting”, has its origins far back in time. Sculptors of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, used this technique to produce works with complex shapes in copper, bronze and gold.

3d printing for model in wax has completely changed the way to produce jewelry. The digital artisan can design with his mind free from constrains, with free imagination, since he has access to a technology that allows him to create the product layer by layer, with a high definition never achieved before.
Model is 3D printed in wax using an high resolution printer. Then the wax model is submerged in liquid plaster which will become solid. The wax model is melted out in a furnace and so will remain the mould for casting metals. Melted metal is poured in the mould and when solidified, the plaster is broken away.
We have used this technology to create amazing jewelry, manufactured by Shapeways.com.
Take a look at photos in slideshow.

By |February 5th, 2014|Senza categoria|0 Comments

New material for 3D printing designs: Brass

The process to obtain brass is similiar to that used for Silver. The 3d digital model is printed in wax using an high resolution printer. Then the wax model is submerged in liquid plaster which will become solid. The wax model is melted out in a furnace and so will remain the mould for brass. Melted brass is put in the mould and when solidified, the plaster is broken away.
Following there is an electrolytic process to add Nikel and finally a thin layer of 24K Gold plating.
This 3d material in perfect for shining and detailed 3d printed jewelry, which appear like solid gold.
We have used Gold plated Brass to create our jewel “femme”, and it has come out fantastic. Take a look at photos.

By |October 8th, 2013|Senza categoria|0 Comments

The birth of KIORO’design

The story of KIORO’design started about three years ago, when Giovanna sketched her first ring. It was a starfish and she liked it so much that I decided to realize it. Instead of going to a jeweler and bring to him the sketch, I decided to model it myself using 3D CAD systems. Working in the Aerospace industry, I already knew the 3D printing process, used to prototype, but I did not know if there was the possibility to build a finished product. When I completed the CAD model, we studied it a little bit more and did some changes. When it was perfect for both, I started looking for a 3D printing service. So I discovered that it was possible to print in 3D a finished product, not a prototype, but a real ring to wear! In particular, I found Shapeways.com, which is a real community of designers and artists. I discovered that many materials were available, there was only spoiled for choice! We decided to print our ring in Silver. We were so excited to see our jewel! Waiting for the courier, we looked like children who were waiting for the gifts of Santa Claus. We were amazed to see materialize our creation. It was an unforgettable moment! It was like having done an incredible discovery, we was able to easily switch from 3D CAD model directly to realizing of our product, the object of our desires! When you know that there is a possibility like this, you will not stop imagining new creations. Yes, that’s how to free the imagination.

Excuse me now, I must go. Giovanna has another idea!

By |May 25th, 2013|Senza categoria|0 Comments