3D printing is the best technology for mastering complex items with great precision. It is becoming an essential tool for many jewelry designers because of the freedom it gives for the development of new items.
Why 3D Printing?
3D Printing allows you to play with these 4 factors:
- Shape: you can now make designs with complex shapes (hollow, voids, small details,…) which would be very hard to create with regular manual wax carving
- Size: there is no limit to the size of your item considering that large items can be sliced into 2 or more parts which can be then soldered together during production.
- Weight: Once the 3D design is done you can know how heavy your item will be once the metal casting is done using conversion tables. You might sometimes decide to reduce thickness or modify the design in order to reduce the metal costs during production.
- Thickness: It is now easier to make sure that every cross-section have a sufficient thickness (reduces rejection during casting), and on the other hand, decrease the thickness of other areas of the items in order to reduce metal weight.
We produce both resin masters for use with liquid silicon molding and also wax burnout masters which we use to directly cast silver masters, saving large costs, lots of time, and creating highly accurate representations.
The progressive cycle of 3D printing has changed the manner in which we produce the jewelry. The initial step is to plan a 3D CAD model. We can make this in-house, or you can flexibly send your own STL file, the record is then imprinted in sap or wax and cast into a physical item. We can print from any STL record, using our Solidscape or Envisiontec machines. All records are printed at the most elevated goal of 25 microns. We are glad to give a full statement to any document preceding structure. Our exceptionally prepared group works intimately with our casters to assess the CAD demonstrate and exhort on the most ideal wax or tar to accomplish a spotless, fresh projecting.
The tar or wax can be projected legitimately into your preferred metal. The nano fix (orange clay pitches) doesn't wear out and can be utilized as an ace example to be shaped utilizing a virus fix or silicone forming arrangement.
The Accessory Consultant has over 15 years of experience creating materials to 3D print designs for direct venture projecting or lost-wax projecting. Significantly, our insight about how to incorporate more attractive wax content in these materials, and keep up 3D printing quality, has developed ― prompting one of the most modern arrangements of castable materials in 3D printing.
The Accessory Consultant started its invasion into castable materials with no-wax plastic plans. Of those, TAC100 Series has stayed a vital participant, mainstream for its hardened, fresh subtleties for fragile pieces as much as 5 grams finish weight. TAC100, which incorporates 20% nano-powder wax, followed and stays underway today.
All things considered, our group has strived for plans with ever-higher wax content, to convey designs that cast as effectively as wax designs. Our mission for better materials has additionally caused our science group to pose the inquiry: Technically, what precisely makes a wax a wax?
TAC3000 has a 55% mix of wax, in powder and fluid-structure, conveying the most noteworthy wax content material that can be imprinted on a standard DLP printer outside of our consistent cDLM line of printers. Different materials in our TAC Cast or "TAC" line of materials, for example, TAC500 and TAC3000, convey wax-plastic examples with low warm extension for idiot proof projecting. Propelled in 2017, TAC 2.0 C is an advanced material, conveying the nature of our TAC100 in the most elevated wax (90%) material accessible in 3D printing today.
While fast prototyping is a phenomenal method to create jewelry, hand wax cutting the forerunner to this cycle despite everything has its place. Regularly a fruitful method to fabricate any natural structure, regardless of whether it is a molded wedding band or a masterful sculptural structure. With profoundly created 3D printing machines and our certified specialized group, we can deal with printing administration orders for clients worldwide and execute ventures with exactness, high accuracy, and reliability.
We invite originators, structure brands, makers, and amateurs to the jewelry business, to reach us and advantage from our expert 3D jewelry plan printing administration.
Before all else, we just need the 3D model record. In the event that you don't have one yet, we can structure your thought inside with the CAD Service Department at The Accessory Consultant and use it to make the 3D print file.
Files are then imprinted in gum or wax into a physical object and can later be utilized for the silicon elastic trim cycle or for the immediate metal projecting cycle. All files will be imprinted on TAC gadgets with a high goal of 25 to 30 microns. In the event that any inquiry, it would be ideal if you send us an email with a statement demand, including subtleties of the printing venture.
The following is a diagram of the materials that we are utilizing inside the print administration.
A breakthrough material for the high-speed printing of a castable photopolymer with the highest wax content available in 3D printing
A high wax content material that delivers crisp details and a smooth surface finish, along with the clean burnout that delivers foolproof casting with standard investments.
TAC 100 Series
A popular production casting material, PIC 100 is ideal for printing jewelry, dental, and other parts requiring exceptional detail and surface finish. In jewelry, PIC is recommended for pieces up to 5 grams finish weight, such as bridal jewelry.
A castable material with moderate levels of wax for 3D printing heavier jewelry pieces up to 20 grams finish weight.
A low-wax 3D printing material, EPIC delivers results similar to EnvisionTEC’s wax-free PIC material, but with 8% liquid wax for lower thermal expansion during burnout. Ideal for customers who require flexibility between large and small pieces and have expert-level quality control in casting.
TAC 100 Series
With 20% powder wax content, WIC100 Series remains a popular value material in EnvisionTEC’s portfolio of castable materials. Delivers quality detail and printing speeds, along with a standard wax burnout cycle with regular gypsum investment.
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