Feb 5, 2015 -- Delcam will demonstrate the new Ember™ 3D printer from Autodesk and a development version of ArtCAM JewelSmith with support for 3D printing on stand 344A at the Inhorgenta exhibition to be held in Munich from 20th to 23rd February.
Autodesk developed the Ember printer as a reference device for its open Spark 3D printing platform. By using digital-light stereolithography to cure liquid resins, Ember creates complex, high-resolution objects, which is desirable for the casting of jewellery.
The Ember printer also offers a rapid build speed, having the capability to produce up to ten model rings in an hour or up to twenty model rings in less than 90 minutes.
Autodesk is offering access to purchase a limited number of Ember “Explorer Edition” 3D printers through its Ember Explorer programme. Ember is the first reference 3D printer built leveraging the Spark open 3D printing platform. Apply for access at http://spark.autodesk.com/ember-explorer
ArtCAM JewelSmith has been developed specifically to allow jewellery manufacturers to increase productivity, improve quality and deliver new designs more quickly, by combining their craft skills and creativity with the power and precision of computer-aided manufacturing. The software includes a gem library, which can be added to by the user, and the KeyShot rendering system, which creates extremely accurate and lifelike images for either customers or retailers to view, or for the production of catalogues and other marketing materials.
The 2015 release of ArtCAM JewelSmith makes it much easier to create complex designs, with a new ‘putty’ tool. This allows models to be edited by picking an area to be moved, swirled, pinched or puckered. It will be especially valuable when creating a series of variants on a repeating element in a design or subtly changing fine details within a model. In addition, many of the modelling options, including the new tool, now show the results of changes in real time.
Functionality currently under development at Delcam will allow future releases of ArtCAM JewelSmith to support 3D printing with Ember and other 3D printers.
For further information on ArtCAM JewelSmith, please contact:
ArtCAM Marketing Manager
Direct Tel No: 0121 683 1003
E-mail: Email Contact
Small Heath Business Park
Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK
Figure: The ‘Explorer Edition’ preview version of
Autodesk’s Ember 3D printer can create up to
twenty ring models in less than 90 minutes