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[628] A Discipline Transforming Computer Design of Jewelry
Although jewelry design by goldsmiths and designers is characterized by unique pieces, unlike the industrial production of jewelry, ever greater numbers of jewelry designers are starting to tap the possibilities of computer-assisted design technology. This does not take away any of the value of the unique item of jewelry, but it does offer a clear increase in the methods of designing innovative jewelry. There is a widespread opinion that CAD is only a solution for jewelry firms with series production. The high investment costs that an individual goldsmith or designer cannot capitalize are certainly important arguments. For some years now, various manufacturers have offered 3D software versions for PCs under Windows. Large workstations with high volume memory capacities and an expensive graphics card do not have to be purchased. However, the user should boast basic computer literacy skills.... (2005)
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Show me more articles from: [GZ Art+Design]|[Susanne Heuer]
Releated Categories: [CAD/CAM]
ISBN: B00007B9ED

 

[352] A Little Help from My (CAD/CAM) Friends
Carpal tunnel syndrome nearly ended Jesse Kaufman's career as a bench jeweler and goldsmith. But CAD/CAM technology, [Orchid] a supportive online jewelry community, and a strong commitment of time and money gave Kaufman the tools he needed to return to work as an artisan..... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [JCK]|[Anthony DeMarco]
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[983] ad Craft In Ron Litolff´s Ring
To create a new ring to showcase the beauty of a customer´s sentimental diamonds, Knoxville, Tennesseebased jeweler Ron Litolff of Gemstone Designs blended old-world craftsmanship with 21st-century technology. Hand-engraved finish work augments the precise beauty of CAD design in this two-tone ring embellished with intricate scrollwork. "Our client requested a remount for her major diamond," Litolff says. "She was also excited about adding some smaller diamonds from her parents´ rings." In Litolff´s design, the sentimental diamonds found a home in the side of the setting, accented by small bead- and bright-cut diamonds along the shank, as well as Gemstone Designs´ trademark placement of one stone on the inside of the shank. But it´s the scrollwork that really makes this ring stand out.... (2011)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[John Shanahan]
Releated Categories: [CAD/CAM]|[Behind The Design]
ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[848] CAD/CAM 101 - Choosing a Desktop Mill
CAD/CAM technology is one of the biggest advances in the history of jewelry making. But how can we use this technology to maximize profits? After learning to design using 2-D or 3-D CAD software, its a matter of selecting the right production tools for your jewelry, and both desktop mills (subtractive systems) and model builders (additive systems) have much to offer.... (2007)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Will Curtis]
Releated Categories: [CAD/CAM]
ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[752] CAD/CAM Design and Model Making Service Bureaus
Retailers seeking designers and model makers for fulfilling custom orders or for developing new designs exclusive to their inventories have a growing variety of options available to them. Companies providing these services through Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) are referred to as service bureaus... (2005)
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Show me more articles from: [Visual Communications]|[Mark B. Mann]
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