MakerBot LOVE


Wow! Fynflood proposed with a MakerBot made engagement ring!!!!!

The ring I printed, and then used to propose to my girlfriend.

I printed it with black ABS, and then printed a small white cube and set it with some magic glue eagleapex left at Hive.

I drew the 2d shape in gimp, then had a friend render it in 3d using sketchup (I fail at 3D). I made some adjustments using Blender for the final print.

She said yes! Now to get our MakerBot to print with white gold.

You can download from Thingiverse!

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  • Paul Tomlinson
    October 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Though it’s not 3D printing, there are jewelry shops out there that specialize in custom crafting pieces based on whatever design you can come up with. This guy lives in my neighborhood:

    It’ll get you custom, and probably a certain amount of geek-cred, but it’s not 3D printing unfortunately. The best for that would be the new NASA process of laying down the metal layers by melting them off the stock rod using an electron beam. Now THAT would be cool.

  • Ann Marie Shillito
    October 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

    This is really heart warming and is what fabbing can promote because it does mean so much more when there is thought and love put into the whole process. I am a jeweller and have had many ‘lovely’ commissions. So now the concept of individuals designing things that hold so much more meaning is definitely here. Flynflood, you can work intuitively in 3D – our system uses virtual touch and the haptic device is also a 3D mouse so interaction is more natural as it taps into our real life experience with 3D. You can see a video here If you 3Dprint the ring in wax you can get it cast in gold, or go to Shapeways and get it 3Dprinted in steel – but I’d still prefer the original if it was me!

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  • david bizer
    October 15, 2009 at 7:39 am

    i made these ABS-rings some time ago –>
    they have kinda similar concept.
    but as this is a 2d shape i think it would be even more
    appropriate to lasercut them in acrylic.
    it looks more precious than abs and is way cheaper…

  • Doc
    October 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

    You’re awesome dude. lol, very cool

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