Jewellery Printers

3D printing enables jewellers to conceptualise and prototype rings, earrings, bangles, pendants...... quickly. The designers are able to create a 3D models out of 3D wax printer. The wax patterns are then encased in a plaster-like substance called investment. The investment is then heated to extreme temperatures, creating an impression / shell. The impression / shell is then filled with liquid precious metal to create the jewellery item. Today's 3D printers can manufacture dimensionally accurate wax patterns, which when processed, result in retail-grade final pieces.

3D Printing for investment casting

Investment casting also known as lost wax casting is still the most popular method to create jewellery.  3D printing is integrated seamlessly into this process by replacing the hand carved wax with a castable pattern printed on a 3D printer in wax or resin. 

Resin is harder to cast, even castable resins does not burn perfectly and easily like 3D printed wax however castable resins offers high strength and stiffness, making it more suitable for ultrafine filigree jewellery designs.

3D Printing advantages over traditional jewellery making 

When creating jewellery with traditional manufacturing techniques, multiple pieces are joined together to create a complex design. With 3D Printing, it is possible to create the finished design in one single piece, which means its quality is higher and the designer can save time by cutting out the joining process. It also allows designers to be more creative and its a great way to quickly produce prototypes to show the customer and verify the design. Each design is practically a personalise creation. Overall 3D  printing is reducing costs, less waste, reducing time, reducing errors, increasing confidentiality and allowing production on demand.

  • Flexible Design. 3D printing allows for the design and print of more complex designs than traditional manufacturing processes.

  • Design verification

  • Production on demand

  • Strong and lightweight design

  • Fast design and production

  • Minimising waste

  • Cost effectiveness

The ProJet MJP 2500W is a 100% wax jewellery patterns 3D printer that adjusts to your workflow, delivering from several short-run batches a day to the next day for larger builds at high productivity. Combine up to 10x faster print speeds and 3.7x larger build volume than similar class printers for high productivity of precision, fine jewellery casting patterns with an affordable 3D printer.

3D Systems Projet MJP 2500W

FAST AND AFFORDABLE JEWELRY WAX PATTERNS PRINTER MANUFACTURING

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Applications:

  • Pre-series and series production of jewellery metal pieces

  • Customized jewellery metal pieces manufacturing

Capable of creating prints ready for prototyping, casting, or moulding in hours, Figure 4 Jewellery enables manufacturing to accelerate time-to-market and quickly respond to market demands for custom jewellery or short-run production at low per piece cost. Figure 4 Jewellery's fast, digital workflow is responsive to any design modification, whether minor or drastic, so new designs can be delivered within very short timeframes, enabling unparalleled flexibility.

3D Systems Figure 4 Jewellery

ULTRA-FAST AND AFFORDABLE 3D PRINTING SOLUTION FOR JEWELRY DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING WORKFLOWS

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Applications:

  • Jewellery Patterns for Direct Casting

  • Master Patterns for Moulds

  • Jewellery Prototyping/Fit Check