3D Printing is a technology that is used by manufacturers to change the world. The new form of manufacturing has revolutionised almost every industry including the gems & jewellery industry. Thus, it’s very important for jewellers to keep up with the fast-paced changing world. Gone are the days when jewellery making involved crafting wax moulds of the proposed design and further casting it in precious metal. The conventional method of jewellery manufacturing stood the test of time. Over time, it has been perfected with advancements in technology. However, manufacturing intricate and complex designs is a real challenge because the detailing and finishing brought about by human hands or manual efforts has a limitation.
To break through the barriers set by manual manufacturing of jewellery, 3D Printing has stepped in as a game changer. Machines are known to complete tasks with perfection. 3D Printing machines are designed to produce perfect and intricate patterns that are created on the CAD software. CAM a.k.a. Computer Aided Manufacturing is a perfect companion to the CAD a.k.a Computer Aided Designing. CAD and CAM as a package have the power to create beautiful masterpieces from precious metals like gold, silver, and even platinum. Jewellery designers just got more liberal with creativity and exploration with the advent of 3D Printing technology.
JK Diamonds Institute believes in creating a practical, real-time study environment. Therefore, the students of JK visited a 3D Printing workshop located in Borivali, on the 5th of February, 2022, to learn and understand innovative ways of producing distinct jewellery. Students learnt how 3D Printing has changed the way precious metals and gemstones are carved into exquisite jewellery. The entire process of turning CAD designs into 3D models was shown. They were fascinated by the new and advanced, unexplored avenues it has opened up in terms of design possibilities and rapid manufacturing techniques. Industry leaders around the globe have recognized the potential of 3D printing and adopted it as an integral part of jewellery manufacturing. Education is more than classroom and textbooks. Effective practical learning can expand your vision and help you grow holistically.