An insurance claim service in the UK is now offering policyholders a unique way to replace lost, damaged or stolen property – 3D printing. SBS Insurance Services says it is the first 3D printed jewelry insurance claim service to offer the technology, which allows it to “replace the irreplaceable.”  Using the technology, SBS touts that “thanks to 3D printing technology and a first-of-its-kind insurance claim service, UK policyholders at SBS Insurance will be able to receive identical, high value, 3D printed jewelry models that replace the previously irreplaceable.”

The new claim technology is a collaborative effort between SBS, the Jewelry Industry Innovation Centre at Birmingham City University, Cooksongold, and the Assay Office Birmingham. The process uses 3D scanning and metal 3D printing technology to replace even the most high value, bespoke jewelry fast and more efficiently than previously possible.

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Hunton & Williams’ 3D Printing team is a collaborative group of lawyers from across the firm’s practice disciplines advising firm clients on 3D printing and how the technology can impact and enhance their business pursuits.  Members of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Counseling and Litigation practice are an active part of the 3D practice, keeping abreast of technological and insurance-related developments and the way they impact commercial policyholders.