Whether you decide to work with an outside CAD provider or hire a designer to work in-house, you must be aware of the growing pains you will need to navigate before you can fully reap the rewards of custom design.
In the last couple of decades, there have been incredible technological advances in the jewellery industry. Keeping up with these changes is an essential function of the curricula of many community college jewellery programs.
Creative CADworks is launching their #CreativeInTheBox contest to recognize excellence in the categories of organic, bridal, and statement design.
Artists and students are invited to submit their designs in these three categories, and the winner from each will have their design displayed on Creative CADworks’ website and social media platforms, receive a $100 Amazon gift card, and have their design 3D printed.
Some would argue the growth and adoption of CAD/CAM technology is the dictionary definition of the Rogers Bell Curve. First described by Everett Rogers in the mid-1950s, the concept describes the rate of adoption of new technologies and products. And when it comes to the use of CAD today, you’d be surprised which industry some would consider is part of the early majority.
Since there was no way I was going to see all the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 had to offer in the short period I was there, I ended up following my own advice: to simply focus on the venues and products I thought might hold the most interest for those of us in the jewellery industry.