The flexible nylon that makes up the Catena necklace has a distinct shimmer to it. “I ended up using SLS [selective laser sintering; a common 3-D process] polished nylon for all of the smaller jewelry pieces, like earrings and rings, and SLS flexible nylon for the necklaces,” says Wu.
(Phys.org) —Emerging Objects, a San Francisco based fabrication studio, is pioneering the use of new kinds of material for use as an "ink" with 3-D printers. To date, their materials are based on wood, salt, paper, cement, nylon and acrylic. Launched and run by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the aim of the company is to develop material for the creation of 3-D buildings, building parts, and interior accessories using natural or renewable components.
Use a 3D printer to build your own nylon jewellery