Applying jewelry best practices in your design and manufacturing processes can make a big difference to your results. Your design looks great on a CAD screen; your 3D printed model is perfect; but your casting results may be disappointing, or worse, fail. How can you fix this? Whether you’re an experienced CAD jewelry designer or just getting started, you can always learn from others.

 

Jewelry Best Practices, Episode 8 – Positioning and Planar Surfaces
In this episode Master Jeweler and Carrera CAD/CAM Director, Tom Manos, discusses the importance of positioning to eliminate gaps and avoid coplanar surfaces for successful Booleans.

• Positioning to make sure the parts you Boolean together intersect completely
• Planer surfaces: two surfaces that coexist in the same dimension

Solidscape and Carrera Casting have partnered to create the “Jewelry Best Practices Series Videos” for you. This comprehensive video series can help you take your jewelry design and production knowledge to new levels.

The Best Practices series covers:

• CAD Design
• CAD File Management
• 3D Printing Tips

Master jeweler and Carrera CAD/CAM Director Tom Manos shares his real world knowledge and expertise in the areas of custom jewelry design, manufacturing and technology. Learn how your conceptualized design will materialize at the bench without making common CAD design errors.

Start your journey to better jewelry design, predictable casting and streamlined manufacturing results that will drive more business and profits with the Jewelry Best Practices series!

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What type of jeweler are you?

What’s your need or challenge?

What can you learn?

Hand carve, not using CAD You are interested in learning more about jewelry CAD. You’ll develop an appreciation for how modern custom jewelry is made and the role that technology (CAD and 3D printing) plays.
Just started using CAD You just learned CAD, but you have little “real world” manufacturing experience. You’ll learn from real jewelers to avoid making common CAD mistakes. And you’ll develop insights about custom jewelry design, manufacturing and technology considerations.
Experienced CAD jeweler You know CAD well but you’re looking for some new techniques or tips to improve your final design or improve your casting results. You’ll gain practical insights into key design, file management or 3D printing processes that will positively impact your results.

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Master jeweler and Carrera CAD/CAM Director Tom Manos shares his real world knowledge and expertise in the areas of custom jewelry design, manufacturing and technology. Join Tom as he explores jewelry best practices topics including:

 


CAD Design

CAD File Management

3D Printing Tips

How small changes in your CAD design technique can make a BIG impact on your casting results Create, correct, manage, and export your CAD files Keep your 3D printers humming and producing the best output
Prongs & Walls

Stamps, Logos & Draft Angles

Prongs & Walls – Part 2

Designing Support Scaffolds for Jewelry

Supporting Delicate Parts

Booleans vs Grouping

Positioning and Planar Surfaces

More episodes coming soon!

Solidscape High Precision 3D Printer Maintenance

More Episodes coming soon!