We all knew this day was coming and here it is. The day that 3D printing technology finally can do justice with metals and create cutlery. We had been waiting patiently for this day and the flatware is finally here.
“3D printing technology manufacturer 3D Systems has just released a new collection of high end flatware designed by Finnish 3D artist and 3D Systems Creative Director, Janne Kyttanen. This stunning set of silverware is called Ice Breaker, and was 3D printed using their newest metal 3D printing process Direct Metal Printing (DMP). The Ice Breaker collection is just the latest in a growing trend of designers that are starting to explore new metal 3D printing technologies usually reserved for automotive or aerospace components and apply them to high end consumer products.”
“But before you get excited about the idea of custom 3D printed flatware, the DMP process is still pretty new, and at the moment quite pricey. While 3D Systems didn’t provide a cost to have the complete Ice Breaker set printed with their Quickparts service, it probably isn’t going to be cheap.”