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Growing Steel

Brock SpainComment

As 3D Printing continues to grow in popularity so does the technology itself.  When I first got my hands on a 3D Printer in 2007 I was fascinated by its ability to create objects.  Fast forward eight years and a lot has happened in the world of 3D Printing.  What I've found to be most intriguing about these developments is faster print times, more accurate prints and the introduction of new materials.  What was an industry led by plastics and gypsum is now emerging as a technology that can grow steel.

What would Andrew Carnegie think?


At Form'd we are frequently uploading our newest creations to this websites homepage.  The Wedding Ring above is a member of that community and a great example of our work in steel.  Let me take a moment to tell you about it.  This particular design was created for a Groom in Florida.  He desired to match the antique quality of his brides White Gold Engagement Ring while allowing his ring to be made of a more durable material.  The result, is a Steel Ring with a yield strength of 66 KSI, a nickel finish complimentary to white gold and an ornately antiqued edge.  This ring and all steel prints are finished with polishing and then coated with a protective sealant.  Pretty Cool!

Keep in mind that this ring and all our community design work in steel is not forged, hammered or milled.  It is grown, layer-by-layer, until the object is created.  This means that we can contort, bend and warp steel into shapes that cannot be achieved by traditional practices.  To add, we include steel material finishes like Gold, Nickel, Bronze and Black to provide our customers with the freedom to design a truly one-of-a-kind creation.  

If you'd like to learn more about 3D Printing in Steel or would like to get in contact with our team please visit our contact page.  If you found this post to be informative and you would like to subscribe to future posts click on the button provided.  We respect your privacy and look forward to sharing this new frontier with all of you.