You should be able to duplicate the rope chain styling with your CAD
system. If you can't, you should consider upgrading your software. This is
very standard stuff for most 3-D CAD systems.
Michael Anthony Jewelers, Inc.
At 12:34 AM 8/19/99 -0500, Ricky Low wrote:
>I produce plastic injection molds for jewelry, cheifly by CNC and
>pantograph, and die sinking/hand engraving methods. I have a customer who
>requires an injection mold for a coin frame bezel pendant that has a
>twisted rope edge on the outside as is commonly seen in jewelry
>catalogs...It will hang on a common twisted rope chain, about 4mm, and
>have a coin about the size of a silver dollar in it. A rubber or RTV mold,
>or tooling as you engineers say, will not give the level of detail he
>wants. Anybody know of a way to create a cavity of the profile of rope
>chain to accomplish this ( by EDM or whatever),or possibly a metalized
>epoxy type mold, etc.? Anyone want to give a bid on the job? I am making
>other molds for this customer, but not able to do this one.
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