The Role of 3D Printing in Jewelry Manufacturing
Addressing All Your Jewelry Design Challenges with 3D Printing
Every jewelry style has its own design and production challenges. Our 3D jewelry manufacturing solutions provide a competitive advantage, with the high quality, accuracy, and reliability required for every design style.
With features such as thin wires, twisted pipes, and ornate surfaces, sharpness and fine details are critical. Our 3D printing solutions for prototyping, casting and rubber molding patterns deliver high-resolution and fine details down to 0.2 mm.
These designs require the ability to produce hollow, lightweight filigree and thin wire mesh shapes. Our solutions for castable plastic or 100% wax pattern production deliver the capabilities required for these highly detailed pieces.
Single, multiple, and pavé stone designs—some including micro-prongs with gaps as small as 0.2 mm—require accurate patterns and a superior surface finish. From functional prototyping and stone setting validation, to patterns for direct casting or rubber molding, our 3D jewelry printing solutions deliver parts with the high accuracy, smooth finish, and fine details required for even the smallest prongs.
These solid, heavier-weight designs feature a large surface area that requires patterns with a smooth surface finish. From prototyping for design validation to 3D printed patterns for direct casting and rubber molding, our 3D solutions generate geometries that fit into your manufacturing process seamlessly.
Why Choose 3D Systems to Take Your Jewelry Manufacturing Workflows to the Next Level?
“It’s totally doable with today’s technology to receive a ring order in the morning, get it on the printer in the afternoon, cast it the next day, and ship for delivery the following day—72 hours from order to delivery. I could push that further: We could install printers all over the globe and feed them from our server. We could then solve the problem of international shipping for a high-value product.”— Charles-Olivier Roy, Founder, Vowsmith