By using 3D digital and 3D printing technology, the transformation from traditional production model to digital and rapid jewelry production solution in jewelry industry could be realized.
The applications of 3D printing technology in jewelry industry are listed as follows:
(1)Design communication and demonstration: make enough models rapidly for assessment by 3D printing equipment at the beginning of design stage of product, it not only saves time but also reduces design defect.
(2)Assembly test and function test: realize the targets that function of product is improved, cost of production is reduced, quality is better and market acceptance of product is promoted.
(3)Meet the customization demand of personalized product: with the characteristic of high efficiency, 3D printer could help buyer make quick response to the demand of customer’s customization and seize the high-end market, such as jewelry customization.
(4)Produce jewelry or jewelry parts directly: since 3D printing technology more and more popular applied, amazing jewelry products began to emerge endlessly, such as 3D printed jewelry, costume appeared in several international fashion weeks, which impressed people greatly and bring people a wonderful world.
(5)Use printed wax model in lost wax casting: with the aids of 3D printing technology, it could omit complicated manual steps and speed up the production of wax models.
Compared with traditional production process, the advantages of new type digital and quick production solution are listed as follows:
1). the 3D scanning could combine CAD reverse design software and greatly improve efficiency.
2). with the aids of 3D printing technology, it could omit complicated manual steps and speed up the production of wax models.
3). could improve the quality and elegance of models