Cradle Pendant for Christmas or Newborn

Cradle Pendant for Christmas or Newborn

This cute little cradle makes for a nice symbolic gift for the occasion of a newborn baby or as a Christmas pendant. Attach it to a necklace through its holes or have it customized for your necklace to your measurements. It comes in 4 material options:

Gold Plated Brass is plated with 18K gold. It’s capable of showcasing intricate details and offers a professional, finished look and feel. Gold Plated Brass, electroplated with 0.25 microns, is an economical alternative to solid gold for jewelry and other accessories for occasional wear.
Brass models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds.Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The mold is broken away, the product is carefully cleaned and hand polished. Each product goes through two plating steps – first a layer of tin-rhodium is applied to provide strength and durability. Then your gold plating provides the finishing touch.

Sterling Silver (92.5% silver) is a high quality silver alloy. Silver models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds. Molten silver is poured into this mold and set to harden. Finally, the plaster is broken away, revealing the jewel.

Polished Brass is a material commonly used in jewelry, accessories and home decor. It is a copper alloy containing 15% zinc, 5% tin and 80% copper and is capable of showcasing intricate details and offers a professional, finished look and feel. Brass will tarnish over time, but can be polished back to achieve a like-new surface.
Brass models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds. Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The mold is broken away, the product is carefully cleaned and hand polished.

Polished Bronze is a copper-tin alloy (10% tin and 90% copper) with a deep red color (similar to rose gold) commonly used in jewelry, accessories, and home decor . It exhibits a subtle marbling effect, and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character adding a vintage look. Bronze is capable of showcasing intricate details, offering a professional, finished look and feel.
Bronze models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds.
Molten bronze is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. Polished Bronze is carefully cleaned and hand polished.

Order it now at Etsy, Ebay or Shapeways!

Hollyberry, Pine Cone and Bell Christmas Pendant

Hollyberry Pine Cone and Bell Christmas Pendant

This ensemble of berrys, leaves, cone and christmas bell is 3×4 cm – small enough to be light and cute, but big enough to make details visible. There is a vertical eyelet in the back. It can be worn with any necklace that fits through a 2mm eyelet.

Gold Plated Brass is plated with 18K gold. It’s capable of showcasing intricate details and offers a professional, finished look and feel. Gold Plated Brass, electroplated with 0.25 microns, is an economical alternative to solid gold for jewelry and other accessories for occasional wear.
Brass models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds.Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The mold is broken away, the product is carefully cleaned and hand polished. Each product goes through two plating steps – first a layer of tin-rhodium is applied to provide strength and durability. Then your gold plating provides the finishing touch.

Sterling Silver (92.5% silver) is a high quality silver alloy. Silver models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds. Molten silver is poured into this mold and set to harden. Finally, the plaster is broken away, revealing the jewel.

Polished Brass is a material commonly used in jewelry, accessories and home decor. It is a copper alloy containing 15% zinc, 5% tin and 80% copper and is capable of showcasing intricate details and offers a professional, finished look and feel. Brass will tarnish over time, but can be polished back to achieve a like-new surface.
Brass models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds. Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The mold is broken away, the product is carefully cleaned and hand polished.

Polished Bronze is a copper-tin alloy (10% tin and 90% copper) with a deep red color (similar to rose gold) commonly used in jewelry, accessories, and home decor . It exhibits a subtle marbling effect, and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character adding a vintage look. Bronze is capable of showcasing intricate details, offering a professional, finished look and feel.
Bronze models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds.
Molten bronze is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. Polished Bronze is carefully cleaned and hand polished.

You can order it at Etsy, Ebay, or Shapeways!

Hollyberry Christmas Pendant

Hollyberry Christmas Pendant

Simple Hollyberry pendant that goes well on every necklace. Eyelet in the back. It comes in one of four materials:

Bronze models are fabricated using a 3d printed mold. Molten bronze is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing the product. Natural Bronze is briefly tumbled. Polished Bronze is carefully cleaned and hand polished.

Sterling Silver (92.5% silver) is a high quality silver alloy. Silver models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds. Molten silver is poured into this mold and set to harden. Finally, the plaster is broken away, revealing the jewel.

Gold Plated Brass is plated with 14K gold It’s capable of showcasing intricate details and offers a professional, finished look and feel. Gold Plated Brass, electroplated with 0.25 microns, is an economical alternative to solid gold for jewelry and other accessories for occasional wear.
Brass models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds.Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The mold is broken away, the product is carefully cleaned and hand polished. Each product goes through two plating steps – first a layer of tin-rhodium is applied to provide strength and durability. Then your gold plating provides the finishing touch.

Polished Gold Steel is 3d printed – special 3D printers deposit small drops of glue onto layers of stainless steel powder, one layer at a time, until the print is complete. The model then goes through an infusion process that replaces the glue with bronze, creating a full metal product. Models are then processed to achieve your desired finish, polished, sprayed with a sealant, and shipped to you.

Get it before Christmas from Etsy, Ebay or Shapeways!

18k Gold Gift Box Pendant

18k Gold Gift Box Pendant
This cute wrapped gift box with ribbon is a little under 2cm3 big and is hollow to allow for affordable prices even in 18k Gold. You can attach it to a necklace through the ribbon. It comes in 4 possible materials:
18k Gold consists of 75% Gold, 10% Copper, and 15% Silver. The model is first  3D printed in wax, from which a plaster mold is created. Molten Gold is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing the product. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark Gold luster.
Sterling Silver (92.5% silver) is a high quality silver alloy. Silver models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds. Molten silver is poured into this mold and set to harden. Finally, the plaster is broken away, revealing the jewel.
 

Gold Plated Brass is plated with 14K gold It’s capable of showcasing intricate details and offers a professional, finished look and feel. Gold Plated Brass, electroplated with 0.25 microns, is an economical alternative to solid gold for jewelry and other accessories for occasional wear.
Brass models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds.Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The mold is broken away, the product is carefully cleaned and hand polished. Each product goes through two plating steps – first a layer of tin-rhodium is applied to provide strength and durability. Then your gold plating provides the finishing touch.

Polished Gold Steel  is 3d printed – special 3D printers deposit small drops of glue onto layers of stainless steel powder, one layer at a time, until the print is complete. The model then goes through an infusion process that replaces the glue with bronze, creating a full metal product. Models are then processed to achieve your desired finish, polished, sprayed with a sealant, and shipped to you.
You can buy it on Ebay, Etsy or Shapeways.

 

Individual One Ring – “Lord of the Rings”-inspired

3d printed Lord of the Rings One Ring

The most famous ring on Earth is the One Ring from Tolkien´s “Lord of the Rings”. Now you can have one with your individual engraving translated into the elf Feanor´s Tengwar Font.

E.g.: The engraving on the picture says “your individual Engraving” but you can have “Susan and Fred” or any other meaningful wording…

Your best option is to get it in 18k gold pleated brass which looks like the movie ring. Other options are: natural brass, rhodium pleated brass, polished bronze and Sterling silver.

You can have 18k full body gold, but it is more than $1400. Drop me a line if interested…

Get it now on Etsy, Ebay or Shapeways!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia

14k gold pleated brass Thanksgiving cornucopia brooch

Happy Thanksgiving with this 3-dimensional brooch. The jewel is full bodied (not open to the back) but hollow inside to avoid weight. Attach it lying or standing upright to collars, blouses and pullovers. Add a gift to your turkey meal. Be the star at any Thanksgiving dinner!

Available in 14k gold pleated brass or silver:

Gold Plated Brass is plated with 14K gold It’s capable of showcasing intricate details and offers a professional, finished look and feel. Gold Plated Brass, electroplated with 0.25 microns, is an economical alternative to solid gold for jewelry and other accessories for occasional wear.
Brass models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds.Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The mold is broken away, the product is carefully cleaned and hand polished. Each product goes through two plating steps – first a layer of tin-rhodium is applied to provide strength and durability. Then your gold plating provides the finishing touch.

Sterling Silver (92.5% silver) is a high quality silver alloy. Silver models are fabricated using 3d-printed wax casting molds. Molten silver is poured into this mold and set to harden. Finally, the plaster is broken away, revealing the jewel.

See more photos at etsy, ebay or shapeways, where you can buy one too!

Christmas Tree Pendant

Christmas Tree Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold

Snow covered winter tree with natural uneven branches. Hang it on a necklace through the little hole in the top or use it as an earring (holder not included).
Solid 14k gold polished to a beautiful smooth sheen.
0.78 x 0.71 x 0.8 inches – 1.99 x 1.8 x 2.03 cm
Skin-friendly and heatproof to 800C/1472F
14k Gold consists of 58% Gold, 31% Copper, 10% Silver, and 1% Zinc.

Available on etsy, ebay and shapeways.

Sterling silver christmas tree pendant

14k Gold Pleated Brass Christmas Tree Pendant

Polished Gold Steel Christmas Tree Pendant

Production Details:
Molten Gold is poured into a mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing the product. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark Gold luster and to smoothing it out to wear down any edges.

What can you make with a 3d printer, a laser cutter or with a CNC mill?

what consumers are producing with 3d printers, laser cutters and cnc mills
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3d manufacturing has removed most barriers for consumers to fulfill their desires. Whenever you cannot find something – today you can make it yourself. And you do not even have to own a 3d printer, laser cutter or CNC mill. Nor do you have to acquire the necessary skills to design a 3d model. Manuthings does that for you. Just enter your briefing and somebody will make it for you!

No ideas what to make?

Check the infographic to see what kinds of items other people make:

  • spare parts,
  • organising tools
  • tools
  • fashion
  • art
  • accessories
  • sport equipment
  • hobby items
  • gardening items
  • learning utensils
  • household articles
  • game items
  • jewellery
  • sculptures
  • toys
  • logos
  • signs
  • gadgets
  • prototypes

Additive Manufacturing and 3D-printing

3d printer

How does it work?

1 Design
CAD with Fusion360
An object is created using CAD-software (computed aided design software). The object is filed in a specific format, mostly STL or OBJ.

2 Slicing
Sliced 3d Object
Printer-specific software is used to analyse the design file, set scale and arrange material specific settings. The most important step is to check the slicing, which determines the way the object is being printed.

3 Printing
3d printer
The instructions from slicing are passed to the printer either directly from a connected computer or by USB sticks or SD cards. A few settings on the printer have to be specified, the print head needs to be heated, filament inserted and printing can be started. Depending on the size and complexity of the objects, minutes to hours are needed for the printing process.

4 Post-printing
3d printed ball
Support beams have to be eliminated. Depending on the use of the object, some fine tuning is necessary, e.g. rasping the model, colouring, applying lacquer, putting objects together, etc.

There are more than 20 different methods of additive manufacturing, but this 4 step process is the same for most of them. Below are a few infographics for further reading.

You do not have to learn CAD, slicing and printing yourself to be able to manufacture your ideas. MANUTHINGS does that for you – just submit a briefing and we do the rest.

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The Basics of Printing in 3d InfographicUniqueness by 3d Printing Infographicwhy use 3d printing infographic

Cube Cubes

3d printed interlinked cubes

How many little cubes form this bigger one?
82, 45, 32 or 27?

You can see 27, but in the middle are another 5.
4 of them as the next level holding the 27 together and one in the middle, holding the 4 together. That makes 32 the right answer.

I saw this in a FabLab as a demo what is possible in 3d-printing, because you can hang things together and produce them that way. So I wanted to try myself. It took me some work to create the cubes and hang them together in 3d software without touching any of the beams and risk a clogged up result.

The rest was refreshingly easy. The STL came out flawless and I really liked the manufactured result. It can be used as a work of art or jewellery.

If you want me to make you one, go to “Art” and drop me a line.