3D Printed Molecular Jewelry: Atoms are Forever
September 26th, 2013
A few months ago we saw the subatomic particle jewelry by 3D printing specialists Mixee Labs. Now they’re making something much much bigger: molecules. Available as pendants or earrings, the molecular jewelry are sure to get a reaction from chemistry geeks and are a great way to strengthen bonds with loved ones.
Mixee Labs has a variety of ready to print templates, which include molecules of popular substances. Adrenaline, testosterone and of course caffeine. The shop also has a link to molecule databases in case the one you want – crystal meth? – isn’t one of the templates. After you’ve chosen a molecule, you can tweak the thickness of the atoms and the bonds. Finally, you can choose whether to have your jewelry printed on nylon plastic, stainless steel, sterling silver or gold-plated brass.
You can order the molecular jewelry from Mixee Labs. Prices start at $10 (USD) for nylon plastic, $60 for stainless steel and $160 for sterling silver and gold-plated brass. Yeah science! Yeah 3D printing!