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20 Outstanding Pieces of 3D Printed Jewelry

If you are looking for something special, personal and outstanding then 3D printed jewelry is perfect for you. Here are 20 great pieces of 3D printed jewelry and their sources.

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Helping the Visually Impaired with DOTS RPG Dice

On an epic quest to make roleplaying games more accessible to the visually impaired, Jack Berberette uses professional 3D printing services like Shapeways to fabricate his unique DOTS RPG braille dice.

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Funky 3D Printed Dactyl Keyboard is Kinda Handy

Have you ever considered making your own keyboard? The dactyl keyboard is designed to fit the natural inclinations of your hands.

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Tidy Up Your Desk Using 3D Printed Accessories

These 3D printed accessories keep your desktop clutter-free: Get rid of cable clutter, easily retrieve storage cards, batteries or pens.

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How to invest in 3D printing stock (Part 2)

Shapeways, Sculpteo, i.Materialise, Rinkak and 3D Hubs ship professional 3D printed goods to consumers. Here’s what you must know about their pros and cons.

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3D Printed Rail

This 3D printed rail with a ball inside is what happens when a Mobius strip, a Klein bottle, and M.C. Escher get together and have a party.

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Pocket-Sized 3D Printed Chess Set is Both Incredible and Impractical

Designer Kiriakos Christodoulou has created the 3D printed Credit Card Chess Set, now available on Shapeways for $11 to $13. This pocket-sized game is quite impractical, but hey, it's also a pretty cool concept too. 

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3D Printed Deathly Hallows Dice Set

Put a little 3D into your D&D with this cool 3D-printed Deathly Hallows dice set.

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Print Plus DIY Headphones Review: Pump Up the Volume

Launched on Kickstarter, the Print Plus DIY Headphones kit was 18 months in the making. Read our verdict on the design, build and audio quality.

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3D Printed Mesh Lingerie for a Perfect Fit

Fashion and technology come together with Mesh Lingerie, where 3D scanning and printing techniques are used to provide women with the perfectly fitted bra.

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3D printed Keycaps for PC Keyboards

Don't go unadorned! Check out these 3D printed keycaps and put some new life into your old keyboard.

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Meet Thorgi, the Corgi God of Thunder (and his Amazing Friends)

There are dog lovers, and then there's Eric Ho, founder of Raw Legend Collaborations. His Shapeways store features Corgi dogs in "Thorgi" costume, and more.

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3D Printed Button 2.0

After 800 years, the plain vanilla shirt button finally gets an upgrade. Welcome to the 21st century Button 2.0!

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Beautiful 3D Printed Aviary is Not Just for the Birds

Graduating from hobbyist to entrepreneur, Vicky Somma uses Simplify3D and her MakerGear M2 to create and sell beautiful 3D printed aviary designs.

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3D Printed Barebones iPad Stand

This simple 3D printed iPad Stand is a great starter-kit for resting your iPad because of its affordability and portability.

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