The pieces shown in this gallery are printed using FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printing. Kind of like hot glue gun controlled by a robotic arm. The process of printing a complete set of chess pieces at high resolution takes hundreds of hours. I have not established pricing for sets printed in this manner yet. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Purchase Sets On Shapeways.com
The helical chess set is current available for purchase in two sizes, in black or white nylon on Shapeways.com.
Please note Order includes one color set of (16) pieces. Two sets of alternate colors will need to be purchased for a complete chess set. Sets are available in strong and flexible plastic. Additional materials options may be available in the future.
Individual Pieces on Shapeways
Standard size individual pieces are available for purchase on Shapeways.com in a variety of materials. The unique sculptural quality of each piece makes for excellent gift items. I am particularly fond of their stainless steel material which is available in a variety of polished or matte finishes. Each piece is available in a variety of material and finish options.