FORMERO says an Australian jewellery artist is exploring Selective Laser Melting to create exquisite jewellery from metal powders.
Success within the jewellery industry can be challenging, particularly when competing against mass produced items from retail giants or cheap imports. Jewellers are often finding processes and innovative techniques that can achieve exquisite art forms and still boost profits.
Cinnamon Lee is using Formero’s SLM technology, which builds 3D models from computer designed files. Parts are produced in metals that can be used for finished products, rather than just prototypes.
While SLM was debuted to be used mainly within the manufacturing, defence and aerospace industry, Lee’s adoption of the technology indicates the technology’s applicability to other sectors.
Since Formero’s work with Lee, SLM has spread its applications into other unique, custom manufacturing areas, such as producing dental crown and medical implants.