Professional Jeweler Archive: CAD Events Highlight New Technology

February 2005

Bench / Design Focus


CAD Events Highlight New Technology

Gemvision Corp. and Eiffel Jewelry host CAD/CAM jewelry design and manufacturing technology events

By Mark B. Mann

Gemvision

Gemvision recently hosted the fourth annual Matrix Release Weekend in Chicago, IL. Over 160 people attended the event, which featured the release of Gemvision’s Matrix Version 4.0 design software and presentations on computer-aided-manufacturing technology.

Gemvision President Jeff High and software developer Kent West explained several new features and improved time-saving functions of the software. The most revolutionary enhancement is interactive controls that provide real-time design changes on-screen in immediate response to designer input. A high-resolution large-screen projection system enabled the audience to follow live demonstrations.

Guest speakers discussed high-volume computer-aided manufacturing as well as advanced jewelry-rendering techniques.

Demonstrations featured Gemvision’s Revo540 Multiple Axis Milling System and the InVision HR 3D Printer for high-volume wax production. A reception after the seminar gave attendees a chance to network, meet with friends and discuss personal CAD/CAM applications and experiences. The second day of the event offered an advanced training class on features of the new Matrix 4.0.
“The buzz surrounding CAD/ CAM technology just keeps growing,” says High. “Gemvision is committed to giving the jewelry-technology community information, resources, support and training, and this event does it all.”

Gemvision’s sales, technical and support staff also attended to answer questions from participants.

Eiffel Jewelry

Norayr “Ray” Babikian, president of Eiffel Jewelry, teaches Gemvision Matrix design software classes in Los Angeles, CA. He was among the first to embrace and use the jewelry CAD/ CAM technology over four years ago. He initially incorporated it into his manufacturing company and now offers Matrix training in five languages to manufacturers and retailers. Through his dedication and talents, jewelers around the world are applying computer-aided design and manufacturing in their businesses.

Many Babikian graduates participated in the Best Jewelry Design competition and were honored at the event. The first-place winner was Armen Babirian of Armenner Design. Second- and third-place winners were Lebanese students Mardiros Kerkemezian and Tina Barikian. Honorable Mention went to Shant Dakessian of Simone & Son and Garo Haleblian from Lebanon.

Gemvision’s Matrix jewelry design software and the Revo 540 Multiple Axis Milling System or InVision HR 3D Printer give you a chance to design and create 100% dimensionally accurate jewelry models. Customers can review the jewelry in multiple views before it exists.

To learn more about Gemvision products, visit www.gemvision.com or call (800) 357-6272.

Photos from Gemvision & Eiffel Jewelry

Jeff High reviews the innovative functions of the new Matrix 4.0 jewelry design software while Kent West demonstrates on-screen.
Rick Braasch, Gemvision’s desktop CNC product manager (shown at the Gemvision facility in Iowa), gave mill demonstrations at the event. Attendees could ask wax milling questions and discuss milling strategies and applications.
Ray and Narine Babikian of Eiffel Jewelry host a celebration honoring graduates of Matrix software training at their facility. Over 200 guests attended.
Armen Babirian (center) of Armenner Design is congratulated by Jeff High (left), president and founder of Gemvision, and Kent West, Matrix product manager and technical support for Gemvision.
This is Babirian’s winning design. To see other award-winning designs, go to www.gemvision.com. To see a library of jewelry renderings designed using Matrix software, click on Matrix Gallery.

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