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3D Printing Sterling Silver: Fast Custom-Designed Products for Silver Jewelers

3D printing of silver ornaments is now common among already big and upcoming names in the jewellery industry in Dubai. 3D printing sterling silver is all about custom designing of any silver-made thing through a layer by layer wax model printing technique. The wax model carved out is then cast in silver to develop the finish and look of a real jewellery piece. While the modeling process is elaborate, the output justifies the pain and trouble taken. The service is mostly availed for jewel and ornament pieces by traders in UAE/ GCC/ Dubai in particular, though it is recently getting used for items like mirrors and circuit boards as well.

Samples: Sterling Silver

The designs we deliver are sculpted out of alloy rich in high-quality silver that is malleable to be curved into delicate designs. A little craftsmanship and handiwork is all it takes to add splendid details to the pieces.

Typical Uses of 3D Printing Sterling Silver Service

There are basically two domains in which sterling silver 3D printing have found uses so far.

  • 3d printing sterling silver is mostly used for jewelries and ornaments.
  • Recently it has found uses in the manufacture of circuits because of the high thermal and electrical conductivity of the metal.

In most cases, an alloy of sterling and pure silver and copper is used in the ratio of 93:7. The reason why sterling silver is chosen is because it is skin-friendly and malleable. Besides, the bright and shiny property of the metal brings out high polish models that have the aesthetic potency required for customer’s attention. These pieces, different from original jewel pieces hardly have visible difference with their real counterparts in the stores. Hence, the presentation is near-accurate in all ways.

Technologies and Processes in Use for 3D Printing Sterling Silver

We do this using advanced technologies, in a two-step process, namely:

  • Wax 3D printing
  • Followed by the lost wax casting process.
The former is like stereolithography in which a resin material similar to wax is used. Supporting props are used strategically to ensure stability of the wax model. Post-cleaning, the resin model is sent for the silver bath. Plaster molds are created for each of the wax models, which are then filled with liquid sterling silver alloys and solidified. The item inside is secured by cracking open the mold. The little pieces are filed first and then sanded to bring out the polish and acquire the finish required. We offer our 3D printing for silver items in four finishes, sandblasted, mirror, gloss and satin. The time taken for printing depends on the size of the object and the intricacies of its design.