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The Refinery Sapphire Ring

CAD Design & Resin Print for Casting

Nick Cowley from The Refinery came to MWDesign with a basic sketch for a ring.

MWDesign was able to 3D model the ring in Solidworks, using the sketch as a base to CAD the form to tight tolerances and dimensions, provided for the gemstones to sit into. 

Once the CAD was finished, MWDesign 3D printed the ring using our Form Resin Printer. The printer uses Stereolithography (SLA) technology, using a light source—a laser or projector—to cure liquid resin into hardened plastic. This produced a high accuracy part with fine features and smooth surface finish, ready for casting. 

We then passed the resin ring over to The Refinery, who used it to investment cast the gold ring base. 

He then inlaid the diamonds and central sapphire, to complete the finished ring. 

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