3D CAM PRINTING

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Our computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) facility offers state-of-the-art three-dimensional (3-D) printing to produce jewellery models with detailed, intricate features for manufacture. These casting models are printed using computer-aided designs (CAD).

The high precision and speed of 3-D printing mean a commissioned jewellery item or a large batch can be 3-D printed with accuracy and repetition.
We offer CAD and CAM services as part of our digital jewellery manufacturing facility.

Let us improve the quality and turnaround time of your jewellery using our digital manufacturing facilities. Our full-service, in-house jewellery manufacturing facility can provide all the specialised skills you need Contact Us.

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THE JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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3D CAD DESIGN

Our expert designers use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create highly accurate three-dimensional (3-D) models of jewellery.
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3D CAM PRINTING

Our computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) facility offers state-of-the-art three-dimensional (3-D) printing to produce jewellery models with detailed, intricate features for manufacture.
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CASTING

As part of our jewellery manufacturing service, we offer casting services for either single custom or mass-produced jewellery pieces.
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FINISHING AND STONE SETTING

Jewellery finishing is a term that is used to loosely define the processes that add the final touches to a cast piece of jewellery.
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COMMON QUESTIONS

A wax model of a jewellery item is 3-D printed to make a mould before casting it into metal. Our high-resolution 3-D printer produces such models from a CAD file which is then cast.

CAD (computer-aided design) is the creation of a design using specialised software on a computer. The design is then used by a computer-aided machine (CAM) such as a 3-D printer to create a casting model.

3-D printing takes less time, is more cost-effective, and is of a higher quality than handcrafted wax models.

A 3-D CAD file in stereolithography (STL) format is required to 3-D print a jewellery casting model. We offer 3-D CAD services as part of our full-service jewellery manufacturing facility.

Our printer uses a specialised wax material which melts like standard casting waxes, with negligible ash content in casting. The material is durable for handling and casting fine features, and the high contrast purple colour allows for better detail visualisation.

The cost depends entirely on the cubic millimetres of the jewellery project. This is determined using CAD software. You will receive a quotation for approval before work commences.

The time it will take depends entirely on the scope of the jewellery project. You will receive an estimated completion date with your quotation.

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

COMPLEX DESIGN CREATION

3-D printing allows more complex designs to be created than are possible by hand manufacturing. Complex geometries and design details such as delicate filigrees raised text, and detailed stone settings, as well as abstract shapes or interlocking structures, can be created with incredible sharpness.

EASIER CUSTOMISATION

Digital manufacturing not only makes jewellery easier to customise but also simpler to mass produce. Digital designs are capable of being reproduced to the same standard each time.

QUICK AND COST-EFFICIENT

3-D printing means reduced lead times and costs compared to traditional model-making techniques. There is also less finishing work for the unfinished cast parts because the surface finish is smooth. 3-D printing also allows multiple designs to be produced in a single print. This means it is cheaper to produce low production volumes.

HIGH QUALITY AND PRECISION

3-D printing ensures durable, repeatable, high-quality ready-to-cast jewellery casting models are produced with exact, sharp edges and crisp details. The material ensures a clean burnout leaving behind a clean mould ready for casting. The smooth surface and sidewall quality mean less expensive handwork to produce the final jewellery piece.