Sunday, March 23, 2014


We had a visitor in the lab over spring break. Bin Dixon Ward is a jeweler from Australia that 3D prints all of her work. Her work pushes the tolerance of the 3D printer by making thin interlocking substructures that would be nearly impossible to make by hand.  She uses SLS 3D printing technology to build the work and then hand dyes all of the pieces.  Her work has a playful, whimsical feel being that has a wonderful movement when worn.  It is hard not to play with the work.  The is a lot of complex geometry inspired by map data that adds a level of sophistication and comfort to her work. 

 She happened to be passing through New York on her way to Shanghai and I begged her into doing a little mini presentation in the lab.  

Thank you Bin.  Safe travels.