Formlabs has announced it’s expanding its offerings in the jewellery industry with a reseller partnership with global jewellery supplies company, Gesswein, and the release of an updated formulation of its Castable Resin for jewellery applications.
Set to be debuted in Las Vegas next week, the new Castable Resin has a wax-like appearance and is capable of capturing very fine details for even the most delicate of jewellery designs. Superior surface finish means reduced finishing time after casting and the level of accuracy is ideal for creating fine features and stone setting.
“Since we first launched Castable Resin in 2014, the material has taken off in the jewelry world for many different applications,” Dávid Lakatos, Head of Product at Formlabs, explained. “Over the past two years we saw a wide adoption from individual benchtop jewellers all the way to large international casting houses. We worked side-by-side with many of our customers to gather feedback for the reformulated Castable Resin to accentuate those specific capabilities important to jewellery professionals.”
From 3D printed prototype to polished and set.
In addition Formlabs is introducing new Fine Detail settings for the Form 2, created specifically for printing fine jewellery and optimised for all Castable Resin layer thicknesses, adding both significant speed and quality improvements.
The partnership with Gesswein comes in response to growing demand from professionals in the jewellery sector who are using 3D printing to quickly prototype designs and cast.
“3D printing has already impacted the jewellery industry,” Luke Winston, Head of Sales at Formlabs, commented. “Now, the industrial performance and prosumer price of the Form 2 will accelerate that revolution anywhere from individual designers all the way to luxury brands. That’s why we sought out a partner that jewellers know and trust. With over a hundred years of industry experience, Gesswein is the perfect partner to help bring jewellery into the 21st century.”
“The partnership with Formlabs adds a new dimension and excitement to the Gesswein product line, being able to introduce affordable, sophisticated 3D printers like the Form 2 to those customers who want to get into this ever growing and ever changing technology,” Scott Petrillo, Vice President of Sales at Gesswein, added. “As a pioneer in desktop 3D printing, Formlabs is the perfect partner to help us grow in 3D printing. When it comes to 3D printing technology for jewellery professionals, Formlabs is the leader in this space. We are excited to partner with Formlabs and look forward to changing the jewellery industry together in the years to come!”
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