May.2, 2013

Launched in the Fall of 2012 by former architects Bi-Ying Miao and Matt Compeau, Toronto's Hot Pop Factory is specialized in custom jewelry created using their 3D printer.

Hot Pop Factory has just unveiled two new collections: 3D printed wooden necklaces and 3D printed nylon jewelry on April 30.

This line of 3D printed wooden necklaces collection is called Boreal, named after the northern forest. Using wood-based filament LAYWOO-D3 the designers are able to create unique wooden jewelry with "slightest scent of charred wood". It takes around 42 minutes to print one, and the curves in the necklace and the heat-induced striations which are like fingerprints or the rings of a tree, are unique to every piece.

LAYWOO-D3 is a wood-based 3D printing filament invented by Kai Parthy and is designed for the RepRap and similar machines. It is a wood/polymer composite - the filament contains 40% recycled wood and harmless binding polymers. The material has similar thermal durability as PLA and can be printed between 175°C and 250°C.

The prices of such one-of-a-kind wooden necklace start at $130, and be aware each piece is kind of exclusive. Once a particular design is sold out it is gone forever.

Another newly released collection is called Platonix which features three-dimensionally intertwined platonic geometry made of 3D printed nylon.

Watch below a sneak peek of Hot Pop Factory photo shoot:

The collections are now available online.


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dan wrote at 5/2/2013 6:35:13 PM:

It looks like bacon. Haha!

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