3D printing is no longer a fact of fiction.
Now, it’s a common part of reality that has been revolutionising various businesses – this includes the jewellery industry. Jewellery-making is a highly time-intensive, intricate process that requires significant technical expertise on age-old techniques such as handcrafting and lost-wax casting.
With the help of digital techniques, making jewellery now involves less time-intensive manual labour while the designs are easy to produce, modify, and recreate at any given notice. With that in mind, the list below explores how 3D printing is disrupting the jewellery industry across the world:
Benefit #1: Better Customisation
Constructing a complex and intricate design in jewellery required world-class skill and an expensive privilege. Digital tools like 3D printing have made it jewellery-making accessible to the world. More than accessibility, it also made it possible to print personalised creations and unique designs without going through a costly and time-consuming process.
Of course, learning how to create digital models requires a degree of expertise as well. However, it is generally easier to get started and move forward with your knowledge as the majority of the world is encouraging people to pick up 3D printing skills.
Benefit #2: Freedom and Flexibility in Design
3D printing has made it possible to produce complicated designs that would be otherwise challenging to craft with your bare hands. Resin printers using castable photopolymer are revolutionising the business as it elevates the standard quality of 3D prints by introducing more detail and complexity in its models.
It also combines the best of both worlds of SLA 3D printing technology with the preciseness of resin printing, resulting in a smooth surface finish with extraordinary details. From delicate filigree, raised text, or even pave stone settings – you can experiment with different styles all within a quick click of a button.
Benefit #3: Easier Mass Production
Beyond ease of producing complex designs and customisations, 3D printing has also made it easier for the jewellery business to mass-produce their collection. The process of production also takes a fraction of the time of traditional handcrafting, meaning that you can save time and sell at a faster rate with the help of digital technology.
Benefit #4: Cost-Effective and Competitive
New technology typically comes with a lofty price tag, but 3D printers are becoming more and more accessible to the public. The budget-friendly cost does not compromise the printer’s quality and performance, making it a highly cost-efficient tool that can streamline your manufacturing process and open up unique opportunities to independent jewellers.
With the ability to print any design with only the limitations of your imagination topped off with an opportunity to sell fast, your jewellery business can gain competitive edge and impress the market with your future-forward pieces.
In this modern world, 3D printing offers new opportunities for the jewellery industry on the horizon as limitless customisation options and fast-track the process of creating must-wear collections. What was once an arduous process can now be done using two primary tools: CAD software and a 3D printer.