Nothing is more beautiful to a mathematician than an equation–but Hypatia Studios, a Denver-based jeweler, makes the beauty of equations accessible to the public with a line of unique jewelry. Using a 3D printer to interpret mathematical functions, geometry, or patterns found in nature, the husband and wife engineer duo have created a line of intriguing pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
In artist engineer Matt Roesle’s words:
I first got involved with 3D-printed jewelry when I wanted to make a special wedding band for my then-fiance (and now wife!) 3D printing technology, and the advent of 3D printing services, enable anyone to create almost any object – if you can make a computer model of it first. I had an idea for a braided ring, but I couldn’t find software that would let me create a model of the shape I wanted. So, I called on my engineering background to make a mathematical description of the braid, and then I wrote a computer program to generate the model of the ring. The result turned out even better than I had hoped, and I soon found that I could make other designs by changing the input parameters to the braid and applying geometric transformations.We are always on the lookout for new themes to incorporate into our designs.
Have a look at their work in the gallery below–they were kind enough to send us some of the equations they use to make their artwork (if a piece has a corresponding equation, that information will appear on the next slide). For more, visit their website, store, or check out their Facebook page for information on events like 3D printing classes! All images copyright Hypatia Studio.