Los Angeles, CA - LACE by Jenny Wu is collaborating with additive manufacturing company, 3DEO, to unveil Link, a new 3D printed chain-link bracelet that combines LACE’s innovative jewelry design with the highest level of precision that is only made possible through 3DEO’s proprietary Intelligent Layering® technology. The design of Link completely redefines how a chain link is made traditionally, as each link connects to each other without any additional hardware, hinges or pin connectors. Because each link is an independent piece, it also allows for adjustability in terms of size as well as finishes. The presale begins January 24th 2023, and ships out February 6th 2023.
LA-based 3DEO is an award-winning design, engineering and manufacturing firm that specializes in small metal components produced in high volume. Their next generation 3D printing platform is powered by Intelligent Layering®, a patented technology that combines 3D printing with CNC milling to achieve unprecedented intricacy and complexity. This type of precision was not possible until now, making Link the first commercial jewelry design that has ever been produced with this premier technology.
“This collaboration has been several years in the making,” LACE founder, Jenny Wu, explains. “I’m especially excited because 3DEO’s innovative technology allows me to produce an interlocking chain that I have not been able to do previously directly with 3D printing.”
Each link is connected through a ball joint that runs along an integral track on an adjacent link.
The chunky chain link bracelet has been an eye catching trend for the past year. LACE seeks to create new unique variations to this new classic. Link is produced from stainless steel 17-4PH which boasts high strength and corrosive resistance. It’s a material that has been used extensively in aerospace and medical industries. At its launch, Link will be offered in 3 finishes, matte, polished, and black oxide, with new finishes to follow later this year. This unisex bracelet can be adjusted to fit all wrist sizes, as the links can be easily removed or added. With presale starting on January 24, Link will ship on February 6th, just in time for Valentine’s Day delivery.
“3DEO is thrilled to be partnering with LACE and Jenny Wu on this high quality, first edition chain link bracelet,” says 3DEO President and Co-founder Matt Sand. “By partnering with 3DEO, Jenny and her team were able to take advantage of the end-to-end services that 3DEO offers: ideation and design, prototyping, and production manufacturing. We’re excited to help bring this fresh and unique product to launch.”
LACE is the leading designer jewelry brand founded by architect, Jenny Wu. Best known for its pioneering work in 3D printing technology for the jewelry industry for the past 8 years, LACE has launched the most innovative designs and materials for jewelry, such as carbon fiber, TPU, and now, stainless steel 17-4PH, their latest collaboration with 3DEO.
Based in Torrance, California, 3DEO is one of the world’s highest volume manufacturers of 3D printed precision metal components made with its patented metal 3D printing technology, Intelligent Layering®. 3DEO’s partnership-approach to early-stage design coupled with its proprietary technology and expertise in complex geometries and design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) make 3DEO stand out from other manufacturers. 3DEO created the Manufacturing Cloud™, an end-to-end manufacturing platform built to scale 3DEO’s proprietary metal 3D printers into mass production through software, 3D printing, robotics, automation, augmented reality, and materials innovation. 3DEO is ISO 9001:2015 certified. For more information, visit www.3DEO.co.
Link Bracelet (medium) $215
Link Bracelet (small) $190
Individual link $25
Small: 6 ⅛” length x 5/16” width
Medium: 6 ⅞” length x 5/16” width
Individual link: ¾” length