Cad Cam – Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture
Cad can be used as a tool to make more exciting designs that hand skills alone would not help us achieve, thus making the design of the item more individual and interesting.
Seeing the design extrapolated from a 2 dimensional sketch to that of a computerised image allows the client to virtually see all views in 3 dimensions and also helps with any modifications that are required prior to it being made. Used in conjunction with hand made techniques, a piece of jewellery can be produced that maintains it’s technical complexity and yet has a “hand finished” feel.
The gallery below shows the process of cad cam from the computer imagery to the finished pendant.