I don’t normally recommend online courses, but seeing as what they’re teaching isn’t really being taught anywhere else at the moment at this general basic level, it’s worth sharing.
3Dprint.com is running a series of Beginner Design for 3D Printing and Advanced Design for 3D Printing online courses. These are courses designed for providing individuals with essential knowledge of preparing CAD models for 3D printing, and basic tolerances and design principles for building objects for 3D printing in plastic and other materials. Considering this information is always useful for CAD designers and only taught in a few places (besides my own courses), I reckon it’s worthwhile. We’ve missed the early bird registration, but there is still time to enrol for the summer courses starting on 20 June.
We have an exciting summer season of jewellery CAD short courses planned at the British Academy of Jewellery in London starting 12 June. If you’ve been reading about the CAD training here but have been curious about taking one of the CAD courses I’ve developed, now is your chance.
Here’s to 6 years, and to all the wonderful people who have followed this blog over the years.
As a thank you to you all, I designed this brooch based on the classic 1950’s ornaments and festive jewellery of DODDS.
Professional Jeweller has published an article about CAD/CAM and its effect on jewellery manufacturing. While it’s mostly an advertorial, it does discuss the Technology Day at the Goldsmiths Centre happening today and tomorrow (13-14 June). It’s the third such technology day organised by GVUK Design. (GVUK Design are the European resellers of Stuller Matrix).
If you’re looking for something fun to do today and tomorrow, register and come along to the event.
Jewellery Focus recently announced that Cooksongold E-manufacturing‘s Metal Laser Sintering service is now expanding to offer platinum as a 3D printing option.
You can read the full article here.
I’m curious to know how they managed to find a way to control the cost aspect of this, but I am very pleased to see this is now a reality.
Pixologic (makers of Zbrush) recently announced a new collaboration with the 3D printer manufacturers Formlabs to make an enhanced 3D printing plug-in for Zbrush. The plug-in would allow users to take a model from within Zbrush and more quickly and efficiently export it directly into Formlabs’ Preform software to start the 3D printing process more quickly and easily. They’re even talking about a “One Click Print” tool.
We’ve now been running for 5 years now. Thank you to all our loyal readers and subscribers!