Tuesday, January 28, 2014

3D-Printed Fingernails

Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford are a couple of digital artists from New York City who are taking the nail care industry by storm.  Calling themselves, “The Laser Girls” they have begun creating artificial fingernails using a 3D Printer.  The nails are printed with an adhesive back, so they can be applied quickly and easily, and last quite some time. 

One of the biggest benefit to their 3D printed nails is that they make it possible to create nails with unique patterns that aren’t otherwise possible.  Using both detailed patterns, and depth on the nails it is possible to create entirely new looks that can’t be done using acrylic and nail polish alone. 

The Laser Girls can print off the nails and either apply them directly, or ship them to customers around the world.  They sell their nails through an online ‘shapeways’ shop (you can view it HERE). 

This is one more example of how 3D printing is changing just about every industry imaginable, and how it will continue to do so long into the future.

See a couple of the nails they’ve printed below:


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