Why Jewelry Manufactures Should Be Using 3D Scanners.

Reducing manufacturing costs with QC and speeding up product development.

3D Scanning has been used in automotive, industrial and medical industries for years. Now with the soaring cost of precious metals, the jewelry industry is starting to see the benefits of using 3D Scanning in CAD departments around the world. 3D scanners provide complete measurement information of objects, in the fastest way possible.

It saves considerable time when modeling existing objects in CAD software. And 3D scanning provides R&D/product development teams with both time and cost reduction when designing, enhancing and testing products.

In the manufacturing space, 3D scanning is a critical component in inspection and quality control systems. Detecting errors in part production early is critical. The further along a bad part moves down the production chain, the higher is the chance that part may cause further damage downstream and incur cost increases. In the case of jewelry manufactures, precious metal cost alone is expensive enough. Scanning will allow you to compare as-built to as-designed.

However, not only do 3D scanners offer cost-saving benefits to jewelry manufacturing, but they also offer speed in jewelry product development. 3D scanners have a wide adoption in the product design and CAD desktop space. The ability to capture real-world objects in the digital domain and then create new CAD drawings based on existing information is significantly faster than creating CAD by hand.

3D scanning technologies streamline the 3D modeling process, allowing CAD designers to considerably reduce time-to-market.

  • Quickly compare as-built to as-designed
  • Find and fix manufacturing defects
  • Measure cross-sections
  • Identify areas in and out of tolerance
  • Locate warp-age

For more information about jewelry specific 3D Scanners check out Solutionix's partner eluxe3D webpage www.eluxe3d.com or www.solutionix.com