The Role of 3D Printing in Jewelry Manufacturing
Lost Wax Casting
Reveal your most creative jewelry designs faster and increase productivity without compromising quality. Our solutions for 3D printed jewelry casting patterns fit with your standard process for reliable output every time, bringing you maximum design freedom for high-volume and mass custom jewelry manufacturing.
Leverage 3D Systems solutions developed for compatibility with jewelry mold making processes for high-volume manufacturing. 3D print ultra-high-detail, heat-resistant, high-quality, complex master patterns to create your rubber mold in a matter of hours.
Accelerate creativity with accurate, finely detailed, high-fidelity prototypes. Our solutions provide a quick turnaround from digital designs to 3D printed jewelry models, allowing for fast design iteration, validation, stone settings, and try-on.
Addressing All Your Jewelry Design Challenges with 3D Printing
Every jewelry style has its own design and production challenges. Our 3D jewelry manufacturing solutions provide a competitive advantage, with the high quality, accuracy, and reliability required for every design style.
With features such as thin wires, twisted pipes, and ornate surfaces, sharpness and fine details are critical. Our 3D printing solutions for prototyping, casting and rubber molding patterns deliver high-resolution and fine details down to 0.2 mm.
These designs require the ability to produce hollow, lightweight filigree and thin wire mesh shapes. Our solutions for castable plastic or 100% wax pattern production deliver the capabilities required for these highly detailed pieces.
Single, multiple, and pavé stone designs—some including micro-prongs with gaps as small as 0.2 mm—require accurate patterns and a superior surface finish. From functional prototyping and stone setting validation, to patterns for direct casting or rubber molding, our 3D jewelry printing solutions deliver parts with the high accuracy, smooth finish, and fine details required for even the smallest prongs.
These solid, heavier-weight designs feature a large surface area that requires patterns with a smooth surface finish. From prototyping for design validation to 3D printed patterns for direct casting and rubber molding, our 3D solutions generate geometries that fit into your manufacturing process seamlessly.
Why Choose 3D Systems to Take Your Jewelry Manufacturing Workflows to the Next Level?
20+ Years of Experience
Decades of jewelry and additive manufacturing expertise plus our valuable network of R&D partnerships allow us to implement the best solutions for jewelry manufacturers.
Superior Materials Performance
3D Systems offers a choice of innovative materials designed to fit your standard processes:
- 100% wax and castable plastics for lost wax casting
- Heat-resistant, rigid plastics for master patterns
- High-contrast material for functional prototyping
Quality printed parts ensure fine details, accuracy, high fidelity, smooth surfaces, and repeatability for consistent results through your manufacturing workflow.
Unlimited Design Freedom
Take designs to new levels with geometries that have no creative limits, and processes that ensure reliability. Dissolvable and meltable supports enable limitless geometries with no impact to surface finish.
Increased Manufacturing Scalability
Our 3D printing solutions easily scale to address manufacturing needs, ranging from fast turnaround prototypes and mass custom manufacturing to high-throughput production. Gain unprecedented levels of agility with ease-of-use that ensures high-quality results at any scale.
Proven System Reliability
Our reliable, industrial, end-to-end 3D printing solutions provide high uptime, low operating costs, and improved efficiency. And 3D Connect, our remote diagnostics management software, provides clients with continuous secure, proactive, and preventative cloud-based support from 3D Systems service teams.
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“It’s totally doable with today’s technology to receive a ring order in the morning, get it on the printer in the afternoon, cast it the next day, and ship for delivery the following day—72 hours from order to delivery. I could push that further: We could install printers all over the globe and feed them from our server. We could then solve the problem of international shipping for a high-value product.”— Charles-Olivier Roy, Founder, Vowsmith
Bring Digital Agility into Your Standard Jewelry Manufacturing Workflows
3D Systems Consultative Service
With decades of 3D printing expertise, 3D Systems provides optimal solutions for applications that range from prototyping to production.
3D Printing Solutions
Reliable and accurate from quick turnaround to high throughput, 3D Systems addresses the needs of jewelry manufacturers with a range of 3D printing solutions that enable high-quality prototyping and manufacturing. Ease of use and controlled processes provide high-quality results every time.
Materials for Your Applications
3D Systems offers a choice of materials for direct casting, silicone mold making, and prototyping that are developed specifically for jewelry applications.