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Because of the high cost of rapid prototyping
equipment and the high level of technical expertise
required to reliably produce perfect parts, the
trend is to use specialized third-party service
We offer reduced time and cost for designers and
their clients with state-of-the-art technology.
Our machines build wax models from computer files
using thermoplastics that are perfect components
for investment casting. See
some of the machinery here >>
Our systems reduce cost and time-to-market by translating
CAD Designs into hard copy
3D models. These models are so accurate that designers
can go beyond concept modeling to produce tooling
grade patterns ready for casting or mold-making.
Jointly CAD/CAM allows the design of jewelry using
a computer (CAD) and creates an exact hard copy
model of a jewelry piece using a computer controlled
manufacturing device (CAM). Our technicians utilize
all file types compatible with any CAM device, which
allows us to quickly generate a precise wax model
ready for casting.
Stereolithography and these other hard model technologies
are the future of the jewelry industry. Leading
jewelers effectively use CAM
"service bureaus" that specialize in prototype
Our technicians have been in the jewelry business
since 1983, operating in various branches of the
industry. We are some of the finest jewelry manufacturers
and jewelers in the industry.
In many fields, there is great uncertainty as to
whether a new design will actually do what is desired.
New designs often have
unexpected problems. A prototype is often used as
part of the product design process to allow engineers
and designers the ability to explore design alternatives,
test theories and confirm performance prior to starting
production of a new product. Engineers use their
experience to tailor the prototype according to
the specific unknowns still present in the intended
design. For example, some prototypes are used to
confirm and verify consumer interest in a proposed
design where as other prototypes will attempt to
verify the performance or suitability of a specific
In general, an iterative series of prototypes will
be designed, constructed and tested as the final
design emerges and is prepared for production. With
rare exceptions, multiple iterations of prototypes
are used to progressively refine the design. A common
strategy is to design, test, evaluate and then modify
the design based on analysis of the prototype.
The sterolithography field:
In many products it is common to assign the prototype
iterations greek letters. For example, a first iteration
prototype may be called an "Alpha" prototype.
Often this iteration is not expected to perform
as intended and some amount of failures or issues
are anticipated. Subsequent prototyping iterations
(Beta, Gamma, etc.) will be expected to resolve
issues and perform closer to the final production
In many product development organizations, prototyping
specialists are employed - individuals with specialized
skills and training in general fabrication techniques
that can help bridge between theoretical designs
and the fabrication of prototypes.
With our fist-hand knowledge and experience throughout
the jewelry manufacturing process from start to
finish, we deliver quality.