SOLUS - 3d Printed Ring - Steel
- Size & Fit
- How It's Made
- Shipping, Etc.,
Solus - 3d Printed Ring - Steel:
Sparse yet dominating planes of steel converge in this origami-esque power ring. The bold facets of this statement piece are defined by sharp mountain and valley creases.
Our rings are available in standard US sizes, 4 - 10.5.
If you don't find your size in the drop down menu, please contact us about custom sizing.
If you're unsure about your ring size, we have found this mandrel and ring sizer to be very accurate, and have the same model in our own toolkit. (Do note, they use dashes to represent half-sizes, so a ring sizer marked "7 -" means "7.5" not "7".)
We design all our pieces from our Los Angeles apartment, using advanced computational and digital sculpting tools.
Pieces made in steel are 3d printed from layers of stainless steel powder. At first, this powder is held together by a jet printed binding agent. Once printing is complete, the designs are only semi-solid, like a sandcastle. This "sandcastle" is then surrounded with casting material and infused with bronze for structural soundness.
Final pieces have a composition of approximately 60% steel and 40% bronze.
The bronze infusion process is somewhat unpredictable. So the color may vary from piece to piece or have slight irregularities within one piece, regardless of which finish you choose. We feel this is part of the charm of such mad science.
Steel has a subtle surface texture that is reminiscent of wood-grain or faille moiré.
Our designs are intended to express the unique capabilities of 3d printing and are only possible to produce through this technology.
We often prototype with our desktop 3d printer. However, due to the high cost of professional quality machinery, we currently partner with dedicated fabricators to produce all items we offer for sale.
You can read more info about the materials we use here.
Our items are made to order and require up to three weeks of fabrication time before shipping. We generally ship orders as soon as they are ready unless you contact us beforehand about other arrangements.
If you need something sooner, please get in touch to confirm if we have stock on hand or to see if rush production is available.
All of the items in your order will ship together. So, the item with the longest fabrication time will determine when the whole order is shipped.
(Items in steel generally require the longest fabrication time.)
Shipping time will depend on the shipping method you select at check out. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee strict delivery deadlines. We rely on external delivery services such as USPS and UPS to deliver our packages. And the date by which they deliver is entirely their responsibility.
That said, we are here to help sort out any shipping issues, so please reach out if you encounter one.