Bespoke 18 carat yellow gold jewelry and watch components can now be 3D printed!
Thanks to EOS (Electro Optical Systems GmbH) technology and Cookson Precious Metals (CPM) creations of highly complex and intricate designs, which previously could not be achieved with a goldsmith’s handicraft work or conventional manufacturing methods, are now available in a variety of precious metals.
Digital Forming started trialing the process with our software first by printing these cufflinks (pictured left) and chain mesh (pictured below) in titanium before seeing them printed in gold!
Dr. Adrian Keppler, Executive Vice President Strategy and Business Development at EOS states: “We truly believe that our Additive Manufacturing process offers a huge potential for these industries and a freedom of design that they have long been searching for. The most demanding jewelry brands can now create entirely new products and geometries that still meet their high quality requirements. The technology challenges designer’s imagination and pushes it to the next level.”
EOS is a technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-manufacturing solutions for additive manufacturing applications, and CPM is a worldwide-established supplier for the precious metal industry.
Laser sintering, a form of additive manufacturing technology offered by EOS, eliminates tooling and allows the opportunity to produce both one-off pieces as well as large scale production. This process accelerates product development, offers freedom of design, optimizes part structures – also enabling lattice structures – and functional integration and, as such, creates significant competitive advantages for its customers.
Watch this space for more designs in gold!