Materials we use to produce our designs are available at the best 3D metal printing services on the Market.

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process used to make solid objects
directly from a 3D digital model, stratifying thin layers of material (powder or liquid) until reaching the final shape.
It is available a powerful range of additive manufacturing material, such as stainless steel, titanium, nylon, ceramic, gold, silver, rubber,

The 3D printing process has reached high levels of accuracy making possible the realization of objects with a high level of detail

KIORO’design uses for his projects the best 3d printing services on the market. The following is a selection of the used materials:

STERLING SILVER

sterling silver 3d metal material

3D printed Silver objects are obtained using a two-step process. The first step consists to create a lost-wax casting using a high-resolution 3D wax printer. The second step consists to cast the model in plastic. Subsequently the wax is melted out and silver is poured in the plaster mold. With the 3D printed Silver is possible to create high quality jewelry, with high level of details. Two finishes: regular and glossy. Available at Shapeways.com

STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel 3d metal material

3D printed Stainless Steel material has a slightly bronze hue due to bronze content of up to 30%. It is very strong and rigid, and is perfect to make jewelry, structural parts, and anything in between. This material can be also polished smoother, to obtain a shiny surface. Available finishes: Stainless Steel, Bronze Plated Matte, Bronze Plated Glossy, Gold Plated Matte, Gold Plated Glossy, Polished Nickel Steel, Matte Black Steel, Polished Gray Steel. Available at Shapeways.com

NYLON PLASTIC

Nylon Plastic Materials

The most popular material, the Strong & Flexible family is laser sintered nylon plastic that comes in a variety of colors and finishes. The material is incredibly versatile; when thin, it is flexible enough to be used for hinges and springs yet strong enough to be used as structural components when thicker. This material can be used for a wide variety of applciations, from iPhone cases to jewelry, remote controlled quadcopters to wearable bikinis. Available finishes: White, Black, Coral Red, Violet Purple, Hot Pink, Royal Blue, Yellow, Green. Available at Shapeways.com

CERAMICS

ceramics materials

Ceramics is the first 3D printed food safe material available on Shapeways. The material is produced with fine ceramic powder, which is bound together with a binder, fired, and glaze with a lead-free, non-toxic finish. In addition to being food safe, the material is both recyclable and heat resistant. This material is perfect for cups, saucers, plates, and even statues and figurines. Available finishes: White Glossy, Black Glossy, Black Satin, Avocado Green Glossy, Pastel Yellow Glossy, Eggshell Blue Glossy. Available at Shapeways.com

TITANIUM

3d print material Titanium

3D printed titanium is obtained using Direct Metal Laser Sintering process (DMLS). A fine metal powder is sintered and solidified by a laser beam, layer by layer, until reaching the final form. Models in titanium are very strong, precise, and can have feature size as small as 0.25 mm. 3D printed titanium is a bit grayer and matte than Titanium obtained using milling process.This material is perfect for high detailed and light jewerly. Available at i.materialise.com

GOLD PLATED BRASS

3d printed Gold Plated Brass
This 3d material in perfect for shining and detailed 3d printed jewelry, which appear like solid gold. The process to obtain gold plated 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 22K Gold plating. Available at Shapeways.com

BRONZE

Bronze Material
Bronze models are fabricated using different step process. The model is printed in wax using a high-resolution 3D Printer. The wax model is put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster become hard, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold. Molten bronze is poured into this mold and hardens. The plaster is broken away, revealing your model. Bronze is a high-detail metal with a deep red color and a subtle marbling effect. More, the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character. Raw Bronze has a rustic matte look with rough surfaces. It is great for antique-looking objects, vintage jewelry, functional parts, and jewelry prototypes.Polished Bronze is hand polishing to give it a smooth, glossy finish. It is great for shiny, modern jewelry, miniatures, precious objects. Available at Shapeways.com

GOLD

Bronze Material
14k Gold consists of 58% Gold, 31% Copper, 10% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
14k Rose Gold consists of 58% Gold, 40% Copper, 1% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
14k White Gold consists of 58% Gold, 24% Copper, 9% Zinc, and 9% Nickel.
18k Gold consists of 75% Gold, 10% Copper, and 15% Silver.

Gold models are fabricated using different step process. The model is printed in wax using a high-resolution 3D Printer. The wax model is put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster become hard, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
Molten Gold is poured into this mold and hardens. The plaster is broken away, revealing your model. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark Gold luster. Available at Shapeways.com

PLATINIUM

Bronze Material
Platinum consists of 95% Platinum, 5% Ruthenium

Platinium models are fabricated using different step process. The model is printed in wax using a high-resolution 3D Printer. The wax model is put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster become hard, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
Molten Platinium is poured into this mold and hardens. The plaster is broken away, revealing your model. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the luster. Available at Shapeways.com

ALUMINIUM

Aluminium Material
Aluminum is about 89.5% aluminum, 10% silicon, and .5% magnesium (AlSi10Mg )

3D printed Aluminium is obtained using Selective Laser Melting (SLM). A fine metal powder is sintered and solidified by a laser beam, layer by layer, until reaching the final form. A support structure is automatically generated to avoid the part deformation, and is removed and polished away from the part during post-processing.
In the final step, aluminum products are blasted with aluminum-oxide-powder (corundum) to clean them.Available at Shapeways.com