Precision 5-Axis CNC for Jewellery with NS CNC Mills
20 February, 2022

Since it has come to my attention several students had been asking what 5-axis CNC milling for jewelllery looks like, I thought it would be good to share an excellent example of this applied technology - the NS CNC Mill.

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Rhino CAD Rendering Comparison Test (Part 1)
20 January, 2021

Introducing my Rhino 3D CAD Rendering Comparison Test! Come and see my first round of comparative test results, as well as the rules for the remaining tests.

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Benchpeg’s Amazing List of Studio Jewellery Galleries and Stockists in the UK
3 February, 2020

Benchpeg gathered their own list of studio jewellery galleries and stockists still trading in the UK. The result is a wonderful resource for independent jewellers.

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10 Useful Digital Tools for Building an Online Jewellery Business
11 November, 2019

Guest blogger Paul Haywood from the Haywood Life offers suggestions on best digital tools for building on online jewellery business.

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Upcoming Rhino CAD for Jewellery Short Courses in London
24 April, 2019

After a long absence from the calendar, I'm pleased to say we're once again offering short courses in using Rhino CAD for Jewellery!

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Announcing a New Beginners 3Design Essentials Short Course!
5 December, 2018

I'm pleased to announce our new Beginners 3Design Essentials Short Course in London, starting 4 January. Find out more and sign up today!

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How to Copy Protect Your STL Files
6 September, 2017

The Makers Muse Youtube channel has recently released a video with some excellent practical advice on how to place copy-protection measures on your .stl files. This is particularly important advice for those who sell their models on online 3D modelling communities. Have a look:

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Economist Article – 3D Printers Start to Build Factories of the Future
26 July, 2017

The Economist has recently written an excellent introductory briefing on the current state of 3D printing and how it will affect industry.

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i.materialise Article – 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing 3D Models for 3D Printing
25 March, 2017

I.materialise published an article on their blog about 5 common mistakes many 3D modellers make when designing for 3D printing. Read their list, and the additional items I've added.

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10 Mentoring and Training Schemes To Help Build Your Jewellery Business (Updated)
28 February, 2017

BBC Business News recently aired a segment on How Crafts Workers are Learning to Sell their Work. In the segment, both the mentors and the craftsmen highlighted the importance of learning business skills. I agree, so I offer here a list of various mentorship and support schemes available for new jewellery businesses.

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