Arrow Tie Clip- Cast Metals
This streamlined arrow will draw plenty of attention on its own- but once you mention that it's 3D printed, every one will want to take an even closer look. It makes a perfect groom or groomsmen accessory, but it's also subtle and refined enough to wear on an everyday basis. The printed steel has a vintage-like finish- not too shiny, but with just enough sheen to be eye-catching.
This streamlined arrow will draw plenty of attention on its own- but once you mention that it's 3D printed, every one will want to take an even closer look. It makes a perfect groom or groomsmen accessory, but it's also subtle and refined enough to wear on an everyday basis.
Measuring approximately 1.75" long, the arrow tie bar is the perfect proportion. It looks great on both skinny ties and more classic widths. The metal is very slightly adjustable- we recommend not bending the piece too frequently to retain the integrity of the metal.
This stunning piece is available in polished bronze, matte and polished brass, white brass and sterling silver. Our bronze, consisting of 90% copper and 10% tin, is a gorgeous choice for fans of rose-gold: you can see a side by side comparison with brass in the photo above. We don't coat our pieces, so over time, a patina will develop. The original color and shine can be easily restored with a quick swipe of a polishing cloth.
Our 3D printed metal accessories are prototyped on our in-house printers and produced at Shapeways' state-of-the-art facilities. Our bronze, brass, and silver pieces are first printed in wax and then are created through traditional lost-wax casting. After casting, they are carefully polished and finished by hand.
3D printed steel has a lightly pebbled texture (see final photo for finish colors). As shown in polished gray steel, it's subtle and modern. It is also available in 24kt gold plated steel and nickel plated steel. All are lightly polished for a gentle sheen, but are not mirror-shiny.
Each piece is printed to order, so we appreciate your patience during the manufacturing process! 3D printed stainless steel is created by infusing a fine steel powder with drops of glue, which renders a delicate, sand-castle-like structure. After this initial phase, the piece undergoes a process which infuses bronze to replace the glue and results in a strong, beautiful steel structure.
This piece will ship in 3-5 weeks.