April 11, 2001
Attention bench jewelers: there's another Web site specializing in advanced jewelry-making technological products. MetalMolds.com, the Web site for Metal Molds Inc. in Los Angeles, sells and provides detailed information about CAD/CAM software, metal molds, plastic injection equipment and CNC equipment including 3D scanners and printers. The company, which specializes in designing and producing metal molds for the jewelry industry by means of CAD/CAM using CDC machines, is branching out to extend its services nationwide.
The MetalMolds.com site is fairly small and simple to navigate. The main sections of the site are: About Us, CAD/CAM Software, CNC Equipment, Metal Molds, Plastic Injection Equipment and Supplies for Sale. The About Us and Metal Molds sections are purely informative and the other sections have products for sale. For those interested in CAD/CAM software, the site offers ArtCAM Pro, Art Light and Jewel CAD. Each product's page is filled with details and specifications about the software, and the products can be ordered online. The CNC equipment and plastic injection equipment sections also provide detailed information about each product and some have specification and warranty information as well.
To order from MetalMolds.com, you click on the "Buy It" link from any product page. Next, you need to fill out a simple form and someone from Metal Molds will contact you. You don't need to provide credit card information online, but you do need a valid e-mail address.
Overall, the site is easy to use and full of information. A few sections are under construction or just missing information, but it's still a useful site for bench jewelers.
- by Julia M. Duncan