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Choosing the Best Tool for Model Making

Frequently we have to deal with CAD designs that are very difficult to produce a 3D model. There are pros and cons to whatever printer or mill we choose, and that choice is made considering the following factors:

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Recreating an heirloom

This was a re-creation of an heirloom – the original mounting was die-struck in white gold which means it was less than 70 years old. The details in the original were hand-engraved with the borders decorated with a milgrain tool. Since die-striking is not a practical solution for a remake of one piece, we used CAD to recreate the look and feel of the ring.