The materials offerings of Layers By Design: plastics, ceramics, metals. So much to choose from for all kinds of budgets. Come check out the raw materials that can make your new accessory come to life.
Plastics are strong, flexible, and lightweight. Layers By Design (LBD) can provide designs and print in different types of plastics, different colors, and textures.
Strong & Flexible Plastics
Designs from LBD are often available in Strong & Flexible Plastic (Nylon). White is available in both polished and unpolished. Black and many other colors come polished for a smooth finish.
A fun alternative to strong flexible plastics. It provides the color of silver grey with the small particles of aluminum embedded. While this is more brittle than strong and flexible plastics, it is also available in polished finish.
For a modern jewelry piece or accessory, frosted plastic is a light weight UV cured acrylic polymer that will allow light and give an air feel.
Metal provides a more substantial and robust creations. LBD prints designs in several different types of metals.
A robust metal with a rough, pitted surface. LBD can print pieces in a variety of polished and matte finishes at an affordable price.
These metals are for those that want a substantial creation, but easier on the wallet. Semi-precious metals have copper content which often times can turn sensitive skin green if worn against skin. Plated metals are brass based with thick plating to give the look and feel of precious metals at a fraction of the cost.
For the premium jewelry and accessories, you can 3D print in silver, gold, and platinum. Gold is available in a variety of colors and purities to choose from.
For the premium home accessories, porcelain can be 3D printed. Choose from different glaze colors.
3D printed designs can be made of porcelain that is glazed in your choice of color and fired in a kiln. This means it is durable: dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.