Project: Rose Window

Meet the Designer Anni is one of the three winners of the Raffles x Ginkgo3D Design Contest 2017. Project: Rose Window Context & Inspiration A rose window or Catherine window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery. Gothic style is a well-known style, not only in clothing, jewellery and other accessories but also in architecture. Here, […]

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Project: Stairwell of Olden Days

Meet the Designer This is Jiayin’s second project submission. Check out Jiayin’s other project Generation, also featured on Ginkgo3D. Project: Stairwell of Olden Days Context & Inspiration Inspired by the spiral staircase, the jewellery pieces are designed to represent how people’s lives rotate in a seemingly endless loop. The perspective of endlessness is captured in a loop in the bangle design. The stairs are designed with equal lengths. Jewellery is a part of people’s lives. Each work contains the essence […]

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A Defining Moment & Show of Force at NAMIC Emerging Applications Summit

The Singapore Army turned up in force at NAMIC’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) Summit recently, adding a dash of colour and vitality to the event and stealing the show from luminaries from around the world with their signing of an MOU with the hosts. “The MOU will allow SAF to leverage on NAMIC’s 3D printing technology for rapid in-house prototyping of parts for military use, as well as gain access to its extensive network of research and industry partners. We will […]

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Project: Generation – Ginkgo3D’s First Young Student Designer Award

Meet the Designer Graduating soon from Raffles Design Institute, Jia Yin is a keen jewellery designer. She is also recognised as the first “Young Student Designer” on Ginkgo3D and one of the three winners of the Raffles x Ginkgo3D Design Contest 2017. At the age of 20, she has already made countless beautiful jewellery pieces, and has now ventured into making jewellery using 3D Printing. Her hobbies include playing the guzheng, sports, music, travel, and reading. This is her project: Project: Generation Family treasures and well-preserved antiques form […]

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Make Your Corporate Gifts Special with 3D Printing

This article continues from ‘The Art of Corporate Gifts‘. Humans are hardwired to make others feel special through something that is personal, tangible and unexpected. Corporate end-buyers routinely look for gift items that are attractive, durable or useful, in addition to having the company’s logo prominently placed on the item or packaging. To add value, you need to focus more on presenting solutions that allow personalisation. And here’s how 3D printing comes into play. 3D print your way to unique gifts […]

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The Art of Corporate Gift Giving

  Corporate gifts should create value, rather than simply reducing the cost by mass production. Today’s gift market is changing to a consultant-driven approach where professional consultants will curate a whole-year-round gift solution for clients to align with the client’s overall marketing strategy. This includes proposals, gift design and packaging. There is a shift from practical and economical gifts such as pens and notebooks to small batches of customised items, often focused on brand value. “Giving gift is all about […]

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3D Printing Makes Customisable Jewellery More Affordable and Appealing in Singapore

Singapore: Amidst a shrinking global jewellery market, growth will be fuelled by new product developments, with companies likely to launch more customisable jewellery for consumers to express their individual styles. According to Euromonitor’s recent report, this is set to increase interest among consumers looking for unique and innovative designs. At the same time, traditional jewellery producers are facing new challenges, especially in marketing to millennials, who are breaking away from jewellery-buying traditions. Ginkgo3D made some enquiries regarding 3D printed offerings […]

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Jamela Law: Using 3D Printing to Create Fashion Inspired by Nature

The theme for Harper’s Bazaar Art Prize 2017 was “Fashion Meets Art”. Fashion artist Jamela Law took an inspiration from nature, transformed it into fashion and produced it using 3D printing. For that, she was named one of the finalists in the prestigious competition. “My inspiration is the honeycomb, a structure unique to the creative power of bees, says Jamela. “They build strong, systematic and nurturing honeycombed hives, similar to the way humans construct objects for protection, be it clothing […]

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3D Printing Makes it Easier to Customise Jewellery

Manufacturing jewellery by 3D printing is a trend on the rise. By 2020, the market for 3D printed jewellery is expected to reach US$11 billion. However, it is still a small fraction of the US$316 billion industry of 2016[i]. Not all jewellers are embracing 3D printing’s potential with similar levels of enthusiasm. Some have a misconception that technology will take away their jobs, which are based on traditional jewellery crafting. The design world is using 3D printing to create everything […]

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