Successful marriage proposal via 3D-printed ring

Bre sez, "Fynflood used his MakerBot [ed: 3D printer] to create a ring and then proposed with it! She said yes!"

The ring I printed, and then used to propose to my girlfriend.

I printed it with black ABS, and then printed a small white cube and set it with some magic glue eagleapex left at Hive.

I drew the 2d shape in gimp, then had a friend render it in 3d using sketchup (I fail at 3D). I made some adjustments using Blender for the final print.

She said yes! Now to get our MakerBot to print with white gold.

MakerBot LOVE (Thanks, Bre!)

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  1. Congrats! My wife and I got married in July with our very own ad-fab rings. The perfect design – of course. There is something really special about a robot printing out a design you worked really hard on.

  2. If you get your friend to export a .stl file, you can bring it to a custom jeweler who will be happy to get it printed in jewelers wax and then cast into white gold. Nice job!

  3. For those that want to know (and/or print their own stuff) that hawt engagement printing action is courtesy of Hive76 (Hive76.org) Drop by any Wednesday and our print ninjas (including the new famous fynflood) will give you a hand.

  4. What would have been cool is if he just brought her over to the printer, cranked it up, and said, “Hang on, I’m printing something for you… (a couple of minutes pass)… Will you marry me?”

  5. Very cool! What would’ve been even cooler is if he had just brought her over to the printer, cranked it up, and then said, “Hang on, I’m printing something for you… (a few minutes pass)… Will you marry me?”

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