Computer Aided Design
CAD is an stands for computer-aided design and many experts believe CAD/CAM will be the primary process of jewelry design and manufacturing in the near future. As technology progressed, it became possible to create three-dimensional “models” within the computer environment.
For the bench jeweler, CAD modeling onscreen has much in common with lost wax casting and extols many of its benefits too. Once the virtual model is finished to the technician's desire, the CAD file may be sent to a CAM machine for production. There are many advantages of CAD/CAM over traditional manufacturing methods. CAD files can also be copied, changed, and saved as often as the designer chooses. A model can be designed and saved, then redesigned to allow for a limitless set of variations on the model's design.
Besides its advantages in the manufacturing process, CAD software can work in tandem with high-tech rendering software to make spectacular realistic images of jewelry models before the actual piece is made.
What are the benefits of CAD/CAM?
CAD Files Can CHANGED regularly to account for changes in client's specifications
cad streamlines the design component of casting through providing 3d renderings of models
cad is easily integrated with auxiliary software to provide more specifications