#2323: ForeveRings

3D printing is exciting, but it’s never going to revolutionise the world of manufacture on its own.

Today’s invention is a niche application of this technology.

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Bracelets and other items of jewellery are often hard to fit precisely.

Imagine if you could place your arm on a pad within a machine and have it print eg a close-fitting, solid bracelet around your wrist, while you waited.

The semi-permanence of this kind of approach could substitute for tattoos. Also, engaged couples could wear rings that were physically irremovable (or at least tamper-evident).

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