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.
Bench experience is a widely debated topic, especially when it comes to using CAD. Should CAD designers have experience at the bench? If not, does this mean some important fabrication details may be overlooked? While some suggest this is the case, there’s value in CAD training—bench experience or not.
Though the Cloud might seem a far away and unrelated subject when it comes to the jewellery industry, I would suggest the power of this non-weather related technology is starting to push CAD into a new phase of commerce.