3D Printed Cable Car Earrings
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system. Of the twenty-three lines established between 1873 and 1890, only three remain: two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, and a third route along California Street.
Made of 3D-printed nylon plastic this necklace pendant is lightweight, strong, and flexible. The earrings come on hypoallergenic stainless steel ear hooks.
Approximately 0.5"H x 1"W
More about 3D printing:
A breakthrough of 3D printing is that it enables one to design objects that would be unreasonable to manufacture with any other process. The designer's vision here is to take full advantage of this design freedom to create fun and exciting new products.
The designers use a 3D printing process called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and design their products using advanced 3D modeling software which is then sent to the 3D printer. The printer begins with a bed of powdered material; lasers then sinter the material into the shape of the design, layer by layer.