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How is CAD Technology Used to Make Jewelry? January 28, 2020

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How is CAD Technology Used to Make Jewelry?, Manhattan, New York

Whether you’re stocking your inventory or ordering unique pieces for your boutique, you may want to know more about the manufacturing process. CAD, or computer-aided design, has revolutionized the field of jewelry casting, making it easier than ever to craft original rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other items. Read on to learn more about this technology and how it works.

Your Guide to CAD Technology for Jewelry Casting

Definition & Origins

CAD refers to the creation of computer models according to specific, though flexible, geometrical dimensions. These models have three-dimensional parts that make it possible to change the parameters and view different variations of the same design.

jewelry castingCAD developed as a result of early attempts to automate the drafting process by General Motors Research Laboratories®. Employees used computer modeling to save time, make quick adjustments, and test the efficacy of designs via simulation. 

Uses In Jewelry Casting

CAD technology makes it possible to design more complex and intricate pieces of jewelry. Combined with 3-D printing, CAD lets manufacturers make wax molds of designs that would be too difficult to mold manually. Rather than requiring manufacturers to solder the jewelry together from several parts, wax molds generated via CAD and 3-D printing lets them create single, solid pieces. 


CAD saves time on the design process and ultimately accelerates the process of creating jewelry from start to finish. This technology also permits you to create more unique and detailed pieces. Incorporating CAD technology into the jewelry casting process also results in sturdier products that stand the test of time. 



When you need original rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces that make a statement, get in touch with Frank Billanti Casting Co., Inc. These CAD designers offer jewelry casting and electroplating to customers throughout New York City. Call (212) 221-0440 to get a quote from this jewelry manufacturer, and visit the website to learn more about the fine metals they work with. 

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