3D Jewellery Scanning


 

Within our casting house we also have a high definition 3D scanner.

As part of the bespoke commission process we use 3D scanning to aid us in making the more complicated fitted/shaped wedding bands.

Not all rings will need to be scanned, the design of the existing ring and the design of the requested wedding band will dictate the need for a 3D scan.

  • If we have previously made your existing ring using CAD then we will more than likely have the 3d file and will not need to scan your ring.

  • If you are unsure of whether a ring needs to be scanned for the design requested, please come and ask Tim or Chris Fisher.

The current charge for a 3D scan is £45.

Where possible we will be able to turn this round in two to three days. If we need to scan a ring quicker than this we need to talk to Dan who operates the scanner and make sure he is available to perform the scan in the available time window.

 
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How the scanning works…

The blue lights that cross over the object constantly take images and piece these together to build a 3D image.

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Stitching software…

This clever software joins all the scanned areas together to make one whole ring.

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Export…Import

The finished 3d scan is saved and exported as an stl. file which can then be used in our cad programs to help make the new ring.

Short video of the scanning process. Rexcan DS3 Gold by SOLUTIONIX

 
This was a very tricky cad design as the original ring had asymmetric shoulders and we had to make scroll pattern fit but still have a cut-out for the central diamond. We did achieve it and everyone was very happy with the final result.  Click  here  to see the finished ring and others

This was a very tricky cad design as the original ring had asymmetric shoulders and we had to make scroll pattern fit but still have a cut-out for the central diamond. We did achieve it and everyone was very happy with the final result.

Click here to see the finished ring and others

 
When we scan a ring, we first have to spray it with a non-reflective white powder. Even with this fine layer, you can often still read a tiny hallmark. It washes off afterwards so don’t worry! Where the ring to be scanned is held in a clamp, it shows on the scan but usually this part can be ignored or removed if it gets in the way.

When we scan a ring, we first have to spray it with a non-reflective white powder. Even with this fine layer, you can often still read a tiny hallmark. It washes off afterwards so don’t worry! Where the ring to be scanned is held in a clamp, it shows on the scan but usually this part can be ignored or removed if it gets in the way.

 
The outer line of holes is part of the new ring and was a tricky ring to get right. There were height differences that had to be worked on and the ability for the London customer to check emailed screenshots of the progress and change the design as we worked, meant everyone was happy with the finished fitted ring.

The outer line of holes is part of the new ring and was a tricky ring to get right. There were height differences that had to be worked on and the ability for the London customer to check emailed screenshots of the progress and change the design as we worked, meant everyone was happy with the finished fitted ring.