Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

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jmsander
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Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#1 » Mon May 02, 2016 8:09 am

Hello all,

I've been designing an engagement ring, and the guys at B9 here in Rapid City were kind enough to print a few models for me. I like how it looks, and the next step is to have it cast.
I was just going to go with one of the mainstream big names (i.materialize or other) but Matthew at B9 said I should post on here and see if I get any helpful leads.

tl;dr - looking for a jeweler to print and cast my engagement ring model

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akgold
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#2 » Mon May 02, 2016 3:44 pm

can you post the model picture?
Are you going to finish it or do you want it ready to set?
I'm so far behind I think I'm First !!

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Robert Howle
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#3 » Mon May 02, 2016 4:13 pm

like AK asks, what ring (picture) and what metal do you need cast?

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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#4 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:04 am

ring.STL
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My original drawing includes the setting, but I was told that should be soldered on separately. I've attached an .stl file. But yes, ultimately looking for ready-to-set ring for .5k diamond. Made in 18k gold. Thanks for the replies!

JS

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akgold
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#5 » Tue May 03, 2016 1:35 pm

jmsander wrote:
My original drawing includes the setting, but I was told that should be soldered on separately. I've attached an .stl file. But yes, ultimately looking for ready-to-set ring for .5k diamond. Made in 18k gold. Thanks for the replies!

JS

ring.JPG

What program did you make this with???
this ring is laying on it's side and the overall measurement is less than one millimeter
I changed the grid properties to my programs properties to
Did you make this in autocad? it's grid properties were 70 our program uses a 20mm gridline
the item is not centered
You need to save this in a 3dm format don't make it into an STL
What size is it suppose to be?
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#6 » Tue May 03, 2016 1:58 pm

This looks like it was made in 3design.
If you have the designer version, it will only allow you to design and save as a 3 design file.
You would need to send it to someone who has the full manufacturing version to create an STL file

I do have the full version and If AK needs me to convert it into an stl, I will do it for him for free to help out.

If you have the full version, you can send it directly as a 3dm file or an stl

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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#7 » Tue May 03, 2016 5:28 pm

Hi all -

This was made in SolidWorks. Dimensions are in inches, ring is about a size 5.
I'll save as a 3dm when I can and re-upload

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Robert Howle
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#8 » Wed May 04, 2016 2:17 am

As cad jewelers we really need the dimentions of the stone not the weight. What mm in diameter? It will help the person working on your project.

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jmsander
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#9 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:09 am

It's a round cut, the diameter is 5.2mm. I already have a setting drawn as well.

SolidWorks can save the part as several different file types, but .3dm is not an option.

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Robert Howle
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#10 » Wed May 04, 2016 11:48 am

3dm is specific to Rhino and Matrix.
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#11 » Thu May 05, 2016 9:57 am

Hey Jmsander. I had a similar issue with using a pro-E file for a project like this. I sent you an email/message explaining the work around I used.
Hope it Helps.

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akgold
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Re: Looking for someone who can cast my ring in gold

Post#12 » Thu May 05, 2016 1:02 pm

jmsander wrote:It's a round cut, the diameter is 5.2mm. I already have a setting drawn as well.

SolidWorks can save the part as several different file types, but .3dm is not an option.


can you take a screen shot of what your ring looks like complete with the setting in place?
Again we need a finger size.
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