In this blog post, we’re going to look at how to use Print Studio to generate supports and walk through two examples of generating supports for rings.
In this blog post, we’re going to explore best practices for designing supports for jewelry pieces, but first I’d like to briefly explain what supports are and why they’re so important.
3D printing is more than simply operating the machine. What’s often overlooked is the rigorous process of ideation, designing, prototyping and refining of the product that eventually emerges from the printer. Using Autodesk Print Studio, which is embedded in our pro-apps, like Fusion 360, we are have simplified the workflow to Spark-compatible printers like Ember. In this video, we see how a pendant - designed by Carl Bass, Autodesk’s CEO with Arthur Harsuvanakit – went from a CAD model in Fusion 360 to a beautiful piece cast in sterling silver.
I had the fortune of attending the MJSA ConFab conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City last weekend. I brought an Ember to show the jewelry designers in attendance how 3D printing streamlines the design-to-manufacturing process and enables the creation of extremely complex geometries that are otherwise difficult to achieve with traditional modeling techniques.
You often ask where you can see Ember up close. There are a few Ember events planned in the coming weeks but to start, we will be on site at the MJSA ConFab 2015 this Sunday, October 18th at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New york City.
The Ember team will be at the TCT Show, 30th Sept - 1st Oct 2015, at the NEC Birmingham, UK.
Stop by at stand H16 in hall 3A to say hello and to find out more about how Ember and Spark are changing additive manufacturing.
Along with case studies and exhibits, Delcam will be running demostrations of Ember with ArtCAM Jewelsmith, showing the jewelry workflow from design to wax pattern. Check out the case study below to learn more about the workflow and see the power of Ember and ArtCAM.