Diseño de joyería 3D

4 ventajas del diseño de joyería en 3D

El diseño de joyería ha evolucionado hacia la utilización de programas de diseño 3D como Rhinoceros, Matrix o 3Design. Y, aunque con el uso de la tecnología 3D hay quien cree que la joyería artesana se está perdiendo, esto hecho está muy lejos de la realidad. Al contrario, la incorporación de la tecnología 3D en el mundo de la joyería nos permite ser más eficientes. He aquí algunas de las ventajas que existen en la fabricación de joyas utilizando el modelado en 3D:

1. El fichero 3D de un diseño permite repetir la fabricación de una misma pieza tantas veces como se desee.
2. Existen programas especializados que permiten comprobar si un diseño tiene errores y corregirlos automáticamente antes de sus fabricación.
3. Gracias a la tecnología 3D se puede mostrar una simulación de la joya terminada al cliente antes de su fabricación, y así poder modificar los acabados, ya sean mates, brillantes, de oro, de plata, con diamantes negros, blancos, rubíes o esmeraldas, según las preferencias del mismo cliente.
4. El enorme ahorro de tiempo que supone dominar las tecnologías 3D, permiten reducir costes e incrementar el margen de beneficios por pieza vendida.

Además, iStockJewel te ofrece otra ventaja, ya que pone a tu disposición un amplio catálogo de diseños de joyería 3D con nuevas ideas cada semana, para que obtener diseños de calidad sea tan fácil como pulsar un botón. También tienes la posibilidad de personalizar los diseños de iStockJewel según tus necesidades.

Te invitamos a que escribas tu comentario sobre tus experiencias con el diseño de joyería 3D.

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Pendant manufactured in 18K of white gold and black diamonds. Designed by iStockJewel

We present you images of the pendant from our collection (ref. SLK323), designed by our design team and manufactured in 18K of white gold and black diamonds. This is one of the advantages of 3D jewellery design, one piece can be finished in many ways: white gold, pink gold, yellow gold, white diamonds, black diamonds,…

Leave a comment and tell us how you would like to see the finished design and we will post the 3D images of the different versions in this area.

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The jewel 3D design in 4 steps
2on step: Creation of the wax model with rapid prototyping.

Once have completed the first step, sketch and 3D design, create a file in STL (stereolithography), then send to the rapid prototyping machine to get the wax model. Then, with several models of wax will create a tree for casting in metal (gold, silver, …).

To understand this process, we add to this post the following video, which shows in detail the whole process of 3D printing in wax model and its preparation for the casting process. Thank Protocera the possibility of using this video, made ​​in their jewelry workshop.

This entry is part of a series of 4 steps on the process of creating a jewel using 3D technology and digital manufacturing.
1. Initial sketches on paper and 3D design model.
2. Creation of the wax model with rapid prototyping.
3. Fondry of the metal (gold, silver, …) from the model in wax.
4. And the jewel finishes in the jewelry shop, nailer workshop, …

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Mathematical jewelry design in 3D, impossible shapes and fractals.

3D technology can generate a large number of calculations. This allows more complex shapes. Innovative companies use this technology to create jewelry inspired by nature, fractal shapes which are impossible to get otherwise.

An example of this potential is provided by Marc Newson. He is the designer of a spectacular necklace with 2000 stones, mounted on a fractal structure and manufactured by rapid prototyping. The necklace is made of more than 1500 hours and it is based on a formula discovered by the mathematician Gaston Maurice Julia (1900), which reveals a structure that repeats on itself, an increasingly small scale.

Another striking example is the Nervous System company, which bases its philosophy on the creation of objects inspired by nature and made from random mathematical formulas. His creations revolve around of the generative art, digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping 3D printing to create unique pieces in the field of art, jewelry and houseware.

These two examples illustrate what technology can offer to jewelry design, where there only is one limit, our imagination.

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The jewel 3D design in 4 steps
1st step: sketch and 3D design

© iStockJewel Design 2011 · SLK 313 Ring 3D model with round diamonds in pavé

Nowadays, the creation of a jewel may be faster, easier and cheaper. This is so because the process of implementation has changed, thanks to the incorporation of new technologies to traditional processes. So we can say that this is a new concept of jewelry that can be explained through 4 steps.
1. Initial sketches on paper and 3D design model.
2. Creation of the wax model with rapid prototyping.
3. Fondry of the metal (gold, silver, …) from the model in wax.
4. And the jewel finishesin the jewelry shop, nailer workshop, …

This entry is dedicated to the first step: “initial sketche on paper and 3D design model.”

In traditional jewelry, the process of creating a jewel starts with the sketches on paper. This is the starting point for presenting the idea to the customer. Next, the jeweler works on the metal directly to the creation and finishing of the final piece. In 3D desing jewelry, the process also starts with the sketche of the idea on paper. But unlike traditional jewelry, it is not presented to the customer, it serves as a reference for modeling the 3D jewel. Once we have the design on screen, it is presented to the customer, offering a 360 degree view of the piece to get an idea, as close as possible, the final outcome of the jewel. Some of the main advantages of 3D jewelry design are: 1. The customer can view the 3D design in the screen, making a very faithful idea of ​​the final result. 2. The 3D design allows the number of copies you want. 3. The creation errors are reduced, due to analysis the structure of 3D design, before prototyping in wax. 4. The time of the process is reduced, thanks to the metal piece is not to be done by hand. 5. This way of designing allows a redesign of the model, and makes any modification of the design quickly and economically.

Download Now! A Free 3D Model of a jewelry designed by iStockJewel in STL format

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