How 3D Printing is Changing the Jewelry Manufacturing
The jewelry manufacturing process becomes easier thanks to 3D printers, it enables higher quality production processes with less cost. Uniway Optronix 3D DLP printers are used extensively for this purpose and contribute to jewelers.
With 3D printing, jewelry designers are able to produce designs that would be incredibly difficult to hand-carved in the traditional manner. Moving from design to production is easier and faster, as hand carving a precious one-off is no longer a requirement.
Originality in Design
Traditional jewelry manufacturing methods have been replaced by technology. Jewelry designers are able to create more original designs thanks to 3D printers. They can design products that seem impossible to produce with new technologies. Products in different variations designed without any restrictions can be examined and tested in a different form.
The try-on pieces can be tailored based on the customer’s requests, 3D printed again, and then manufactured with lost-wax casting, which translates to a considerable reduction in the cost of making customized 3D printed jewelry.
The high rate of error and a long time in traditional handcrafted products constrain the designer in terms of both processing time, design flexibility. It is suitable for meeting the high market demand for personalized, tailor-made jewelry products. Creating the prototype of the product at the design stage is important in terms of evaluating the accuracy, evaluating manufacturability.
Considering the problems of traditional jewelry manufacturing methods such as quality of workmanship, long time spent, efficiency, originality, and lack of customization. The use of rapid prototyping technologies has become widespread in the jewelry industry in terms of saving time, production of equivalent quality, producibility of more difficult forms. This means a significant reduction in the cost of jewelry manufacturing.
In jewelry retail, on-site digital design combined with the speed of 3D printing has drastically shortened the feedback loop between designer and customer.