What size ring do you wear? Will a 1/2 carat diamond ring look too big on your finger? Well, if you’ve got a 3D Printer nearby, Brilliance allows you to print a prototype engagement ring in multiple sizes right now and try them on at home to see for yourself. No need to leave your home and go through a high-pressure sales meeting with a local jeweler, now you can shop around for the best price and best product online and be assured it’s going to fit and look beautiful on your fiancée!
This is just one sample of an evolving industry that will transform how we shop from the comfort of our own office or home.
- Coca-Cola ran a Mini Me campaign which allowed fans to print off 3D model equivalents of themselves.
- eBay Exact allows users to download an official app and create personalised merchandise and accessories.
- Dita Von Teese debuted a 3D-printed dress, a collaboration between designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti.
- Volkswagen encouraged Danish fans to design their dream Polo through their website.
- BelVita Breakfast Biscuits announced a new contest with 3D printed trophies among the prizes.
For online commerce sites, the opportunities are endless on personalization and prototyping. There’s nothing more rapid than spitting out a collaboration between an online team, or a printing a custom part for your car in a few minutes. Brands can engage customers deeper by offering personalized products for them to print at home.
This infographic from Brilliance walks through 8 ways that 3D printing will be changing our lives, from how we shop, eat, teach, drive, buy homes, protect the environment, get medical care, and develop other means of customizing our lives.