Methanoa Circular Jewelry Line is Changing the Face of Modern Consumerism  Using 3D Printing, Infinitely Recycling & Deep Sustainability Approach

Methanoa Circular Jewelry Line is Changing the Face of Modern Consumerism Using 3D Printing, Infinitely Recycling & Deep Sustainability Approach

The Methanoa collection is a multi-dimensional reflection on how the computational organic will replace primitive shapes dictated by old-style manufacturing capabilities — consequently replacing wastefulness across various industries and business models. Consisting of seven pieces including a chain necklace, chain bracelet, statement ring, a men’s or unisex ring, Women’s earrings, and a pendant; the Methanoa merges organic and artificial (geometrical) patterns into a circular design rooted in innovation. 

 

The basis of the collection is founded in the Voronoi Pattern, which has gained rapid popularity among the computational design and additive manufacturing (3D printing) industries. Despite its simple and sleek design, this revolutionary approach to creating circular jewelry is incredibly complex and is difficult to manufacture using traditional manufacturing techniques.

 

The Voronoi pattern, made by the Ukrainian mathematician Georgiy Voroniy, is something that unites us with everything natural — earth, space, and time. The most popular pattern in 3D printing, the Voronoi pattern is commonly found in topography, throughout cell and tissue structures within animals, plants, and mushrooms, and is regularly used in calculating space distance.

 

How I Came To Pioneering Sustainable 3D-Printed Fashion, Jewelry & Consumer Products Overall

Every great idea has a long story.

If we look precisely at the history of each significant invention, we can trace the steps belonging to the people that led its initial innovation. 

 

Before the success of Tesla, history knew the failure of DeLorean Motor Company, of Nikola Tesla whose inventions had been silenced for a century, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of steps belonging to other people. 

 

So, what is the difference between innovation and its imitation, between disruption and copying, or even stealing? 

 

I concluded that the difference is that the way you have to pass is by jumping two, three, five steps ahead of the people whose works inspire you. Usually, the human brain can predict something one or two steps ahead. To go three or five steps further forward, you need to use special design thinking techniques such as mind mapping, storyboarding, and game storming, to name a few, or through a rich journey full of experiences which allows you to reach certain conclusions. Also, I believe AI-based prediction models could give good results, but we as humanity are only just starting to use them.     

 

When you live this experience and dive deeply into it, you can see how these dots could be connected and try to link them. Of course, nobody guarantees that your hypothesis is right, and most of them will not work even if some are “correct.” You may be ahead of the time, as it was with the first attempt to launch the prototype cryptocurrency in 1983. 

 

Perhaps “sustainable” 3D printing and “sustainable” digitally-designed, additively manufactured clothes (as well as bags, jewelry, and all consumer goods in general, plus all the rest connected to that) would not have occurred to me or be turned into reality if I did not immerse myself in studying design thinking as a proven systemic approach to new product development, or if I did not approach particular problems I wanted to solve. These problems were the environmental and social impact of manufacturing and supply chains from multiple angles and roles. In my world, the word “sustainable” can both be measured and have an exact meaning as well as the processes and tech application to achieve a level of “sustainability.”

 

As the U.S. Fights the COVID-19 Pandemic, We Dedicate Guinness World Record-Holding Flag Created With 3D Printers as a Symbol of American Ingenuity

As the U.S. Fights the COVID-19 Pandemic, We Dedicate Guinness World Record-Holding Flag Created With 3D Printers as a Symbol of American Ingenuity

Not since the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, which cost the lives of 50 million people worldwide, has the United States faced an unprecedented crisis of this magnitude as seen with the outbreak of COVID-19. According to recent data from Johns Hopkins University, over

 

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722,000 confirmed cases and nearly 34,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S.

With businesses shuttered indefinitely, 43 of the nation’s 50 states under stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, and a staggering 22 million jobs lost over the past four weeks alone3, millions of Americans are faced with an economic and financial catastrophe the likes of which haven’t been seen since The Great Depression almost a century ago.

Yet, as with any crisis this country has faced in its 244-year history, the indomitable spirit of the American people always shines through in ways that propel our nation forward, and to new heights.

As a symbol of American innovation and ingenuity, award-winning designer Julia Daviy and engineer Vitaliy Daviy, founders of Miami-based New Age Lab, have dedicated their Guinness World Record-setting 3D-printed American flag, in honor of the countless men, women, and communities on the frontlines forging a path toward recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because, as President Harry S. Truman once said, “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

According to Dr. Aaron Bernstein, interim director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University, one possible factor in the spread of pandemics like COVID-19 may be climate change. With the rapid loss of natural habitats due to climate change, animals that have the ability to transmit deadly diseases are coming in contact with humans more often.

“We wanted to attract attention to the opportunities to use 3D-printing and digital fabrication in a sustainable way for the creation of flexible textile-like products and break stereotypes regarding the 3D-printing processes,” Ms. Daviy said.

Given these extraordinary times, looking to the future in the absence of traditional resources that have driven our way of life could very well be what the world needs now.

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