The Uniway Article on Jewel Technic Magazine

REVOLUTION IS THE SIGNATURE OF EXPLORERS!

 

UNİWAY OPTRONIX, shortly UNİWAY, continues to grow in the jewelry industry with the 3D printers it has been developing since 2017. “Knowing that different results cannot be obtained with the same approach, we have built our philosophy on using different methods and we have achieved better results with these methods, ensuring that our customers are satisfied with their investment.” said UNİWAY Sales Manager Mustafa Dülger. In addition to the technology they developed, they are offering an all-in-one solution to their customers with the resin they own.

The latest impact on the constantly and rapidly developing technology was COVID-19, which created a global health crisis. Technological developments, which we have difficulty in catching-up most of the time, have now settled in the middle of our lives with the change in the way we work. “The coronavirus had very serious effects on social and working life. The most important of these is the quick spread of the remote working model. It will affect the jewelry industry as well. It is not easy for traditional production methods to exist in this order. The requirement to have permanent staff in the working environment for mold-making is a major obstacle for traditional producers. We remind all manufacturers, whether they are our customers or not and regardless of their investment power, to switch from traditional to modern.” says Mustafa DÜLGER.

 

QUALITY | SPEED | PRECISION

 

“We have a slogan that we have insisted on since the first day. Quality – Speed – Precision. We know that the important thing for manufacturers is to achieve a cleaner, less labor-intensive results in a shorter period of time. UNİWAY 3D printers are developed to meet these expectations and our door is wide open to anyone who wants to test it.

Corners and edges of the products you get with UNİWAY 3D printers will be very clear and sharp, and the surface quality of round form models will be better than you have ever encountered.

Accuracy in details and  %0.2 of print tolerance

I think it is necessary to talk about the factors that need to be paid attention to without getting overwhelmed with the technical details of the work. Printing speed in UNİWAY 3D printers can reach up to 30 mm per hour. If we need to visualize, as in the image, for a fully loaded A5 Platform consisting of 145 rings with 26 mm height together with the support elements, the printing process was completed within 60 minutes. “

 

“65% of our customers place an order for the second machine before the end of the first year. “

 

CASTABILITY | STONE SETTING | COST

Based on the feedback we receive from both casting-houses and manufacturers who do the casting in their own foundries, I can say that the best resin, for both stone-setting and casting, in the market is;

 

UNIWAY JET CAST-1000

Easy and fast stone setting ability

This issue is very important to us because we offer our customers a solution. In other words, from resin to software and hardware, it all belongs to us. With the integrated and innovative methods we have developed at the intersection of Chemistry, Technology, and Methodology, we are delighted to offer a product that stands out in every subject.

The issue of setting stones on the resin is not a problem at all in UNİWAY printing technologies. The reason for this is that there is zero loss of dimension between the design obtained in the computer environment and the product from UNİWAY thanks to the working principle we apply.

Since UV light source is positioned on top and the build platform is down, UV light is reflected directly on the resin. There is no glass or silicone-like intermediate material between UV light and the resin. In this way, you can obtain the same size, same quality, and same weight product on the whole printing platform. This allows the same size of stones to be set on all pieces. On the other hand, our resin has the highest wax content in the market. If the casting burnout process we recommend is followed, the casting results will be quiet satisfactory.

In 3D printing, supports and the basements to hold the parts on the platform usually remain as waste material and cannot be recycled.

 

Resin – Product Weights

1.015 gr – 11.67 gr (14K)

 

On UNİWAY 3D printers, the products on the printing platform come outstanding on the platform, not hanging.

In systems that are working with the bottom-up principle, the products tend to fall down due to their weight. In addition, the vacuum effect between the printing platform and the resin chamber makes it difficult for the products to hold on the platform. For these reasons, thicker support elements and solid basements are made.

The working principle we apply eliminates all these disadvantages and offers an important advantage. With the principle of top-down operation, the supports in the drawings are made as thin as 10 microns, the part basements are not solid but hollow and the amount of resin used is dramatically reduced.

 

Part, Basement, and Supports

Part-Waste Ratio: 3/1

 

Thanks to our more precise printing capability, the ratio of the product obtained from 1 liter of liquid resin, without support elements and part basements, is about 50% on average.

This ratio is the amount of waste resin is also reflected in the product obtained in the final stage. In this state, from 1 liter of resin;

 

  • 4,5- 5 kg for 14K
  • 5,5- 6 kg for 18K
  • 6,5- 7 kg for 21K, of the final product is obtained.

 

Another issue affecting the operational cost is spare parts. Fully filled metal resin tanks are used in UNİWAY 3D printers. Since the UV light is positioned at the top and the printing platform moves downward in the full resin tank in each layer. there is no resin tank change. The operational cost of UNİWAY 3D printers is very low compared to their competitors in the market, due to the low cost of consumables and no need for spare parts.

 

With its Cost, Precise Results, Print Speed, Casting Capability, and many other prominent features, those who want to get more information about UNİWAY or to experiment can contact us.”

 

+90 212 603 0 603 / info@uniway.com.tr

Kuyumcukent Atölye Bloğu 1. Kat 1. Sokak No:16 Bahçelievler / İstanbul



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