It has now come to this…3D bone folder printing
As I was going about my daily routine of non-focused internet searching, I discovered a company that will make you a bone folder using a 3D printer. Shapeways allows you to print objects using a variety of materials, including plastic, gold, sterling silver, steel, and castable wax.
Welcome to the future.
Price varies depending on size (small, medium, and large) and your choice of material. Here are the options:
- Blue Strong & Flexible Polished: Dark blue, richly colored nylon plastic with a smooth finish.
- White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
- Black Strong & Flexible: Black nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
- White Strong & Flexible Polished: White nylon plastic polished to reveal a smooth matte finish.
- Polished Metallic Plastic: Grey nylon plastic with a subtle metallic sparkle and polished sheen.
Being the curious me that I am, I decided to give one of these a try. Who am I to turn down the chance to own a blue bone folder?
I chose the medium size, which measures 5.906″ x 0.124″ x 0.913″. Not only can you choose your color, but you can also add custom text to one of these babies. Unfortunately, my business name is too long (boo), so I decided to go with the ever-so-inspiring Fold it baby!
It will be interesting to try this thing out. Is nylon similar to teflon? Does it rub off on paper and/or other materials? Does it wear down? How does it feel in your hand?
My order has an estimated ship date of February 2nd – when the bone folder arrives, I’ll put it through its paces and report back my findings.