High quality materials for jewellery design
In an industry where fidelity and finesse are paramount, Formlabs’ Jewellery Resin library gives you the confidence to supplement or replace traditional hand production work with a development cycle centred on 3D printing. Whether you need to create sacrificial parts for casting, or your client requires a low-cost yet durable sample to be sent through the post, these four materials, paired with a Formlabs 3D printer, will take your designs further, allowing you to produce more ambitious products in less time.
Castable Wax Resin
Shorten the development cycle by using Castable Wax Resin, which lets you skip the intermediate steps traditionally involved in the investment casting process. With 20% wax content, this ash-free material allows for clean burnout to accurately and reliably reproduce the fine detail and smooth curves that are a hallmark of high-quality jewellery production.
Castable Wax 40 Resin
With the ability to cope with small intricate pieces to large challenging items, Castable Wax 40 is the ideal choice for casters of all skill levels. With the broader casting and burn out parameters of Castable Wax 40 and compatibility with leading gypsum investments, you can now achieve superior results with a clean burn out and no post cure. The 40% wax fill and low expansion of Castable Wax 40 Resin boasts the easiest 3D printing and casting workflow on the market.
Produce high quality moulds using Castable Resin, which transitions directly to gas during the burnout process to reduce the likelihood of cracks appearing in the finished part. It is ideal for use in the production of intricate parts, including clasps for precious stones and lattice-like fretwork. Printing with Castable Resin represents a cost-effective means of producing complex parts that would previously have been beyond the reach of anyone working by hand.
Standard Resin delivers exceptional value for money, allowing jewellers working with remote clients to print iterative samples that can be dispatched at low cost to test for fit and design approval. Highly durable, samples can even be worn for several days at a time, allowing customers to satisfy themselves that they are happy with a commission, and designers to obtain definitive sign-off before reproducing the part using precious metal.
High Temp Resin
Working with precious metals involves the use of high temperatures. Formlabs’ High Temp Resin, with a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 238 °C, is designed specifically for such use cases, allowing for the accurate, repeatable production of detailed parts using 3D-printed moulds. It achieves high levels of detail and fidelity with a minimum layer height of just 25 microns to produce smooth surfaces without the need for hand finishing.