Retro-Rockets, and our parent company, Ruidoso Metalworks, have been experimenting with 3-D prototyping and casting from 3D printing wax-like resins for about half a decade now. Our designers have been self-teaching, with the help of the internet, how to use the 3D modeling/sculpting software we have available, and pushing our home assembled B9Creator 3D printer to its limits to create our original models of space ships and other sci-fi fare. Here we have for you, finally the complete process from 3D model, to stunning wearable jewelry. We are still working to refine this process so that we can reliably offer it to our customers at Ruidoso Metalworks.
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About the team at Ruidoso Metalworks responsible for making Retro-Rockets. News in manufacturing and real space exploration.
We just wanted to share a quick WIP photo of our Lunar Astronaut, which will be going into production very soon. Commemorating the successes of the NASA Lunar Program, and the work of all Astronauts who stepped foot on the moon. Designed using 3D modeling programs, and printed with the B9 Creator, master cast in bronze. Next it will be re-sprued for a more efficient wax flow, cleaned up just a bit more, a mold will be made with vulcanized silicon rubber, and we will be ready to mass produce.
We just wanted to let all of our fans and customers know that we are thankful for your support this year for the changes we've made. And we are excited for what the new year will bring, and to bring you some more great designs as well as the quality retro-rockets we've been making all along.
Retro-Rockets is the In-House jewelry line from Ruidoso Metalworks a fine jewelry production company owned and operated in New Mexico, U.S.A. home of modern rocketry. We have a small but dedicated crew who are all fans of sci-fi and retro futurism. Led by our fearless Captain Topley, a skilled pilot and engineer, our team endeavors to bring our love of the Golden Era of science-fiction to you through our Retro-Rockets. Ruidoso Metalworks is an established jewelry casting company since 2002. Because we produce our own rockets right here in our shop we can insure their quality. Our rockets are made with high quality, conflict free, and environmentally responsible materials and methods, doing our part to reach the utopian future. We always have, and will continue to, enjoy the history of art of “the future just around the corner”, but we also root for the rockets still shooting for the stars every day. We hope you will find your ride to the future, today.