I've designed a game which requires 3D geometric pieces. For a prototype, I'd like to see these make from metal, and to look elegant. Who might craft such items? I'm not even sure which profession I might investigate.

  • Can you use components from other games? If its just a prototype and your just checking mechanics of a game work does the 'look' matter at this stage? Oct 11, 2017 at 13:23
  • Alas their shape is important. They should also have the weight of metal (rather than, say plastic.) Oct 11, 2017 at 14:00

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A gold smith/jeweler could do your thing from metal and look elegant, but it might be quite expensive.


A 3D printing service would be an ideal solution.

I have no experience with any of the online services available, but as an example Shapeways seems to offer the option to print in a variety of plastic and metal materials, including the most common metals such as Steel, Silver, Aluminum, Gold, Platinum, Brass, Bronze, etc.

Shapeways 3D Printing


If the pieces have an axis of rotational symmetry then I would turn them on the lathe, (or you could search for a local machinist). If not then you could cast them. If you make originals out of wax then you can set them in oil-sand and cast them using the lost-wax method.

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