By Shele Letwin
The decision to incorporate CAD/CAM into a business may conjure visions of Santa’s workshop set up at the back of a jewellery store. Although using a service bureau is one way to produce a custom piece, purchasing your own milling machine or 3-D printer is also an option to consider. With the size of machines available these days, CAD/CAM need not take up more space than a desk. In other words, no workshop or elves required. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of milling machines and 3-D printers to help you decide which is best suited to your business.