Hey! I hope to see you at the #tucsongemshow next week!
If CAD design development for jewelry is what you're looking for, not only do we have the technical skills to handle your job, but we pride ourselves in our communication tools. Over the years of developing designs in CAD, we've realized the necesity for relevant management and communication tools to handle all the information, images, due-dates, history and details involved in developing designs.
We also developed (and continue to develop) an industry-leading Order Wizard (click "Place Orders") that helps customers prepare and plan their projects. A successful and inexpensive project starts with a good plan! With many projects having fast timelines, the Order wizard is essential to gathering information necessary to begin work or provide an estimate, and or online project collaboration tool helps us organize the work flow and time lines, ensuring that your job is done correctly and on time.
We've searched relentlessly for a solution over the years, and wound up developing our own, because there was nothing out there. We've also found that most jewelry stores don't even have an internal order form! The industry has changed so fast with CAD/CAM, that there were really no "canned" business systems to manage orders as a service bureau; not without alot of rigging and manual entry. Using email is the beginning of communication problems...and worse yet, fax machines (we don't have a fax number!)
Our goal is reliability. You don't want the headache, and believe me, neither do we!
Some good packing tips for fragile models:
1) Get some pillow stuffing (at a craft store like Michaels) and use that to surround your model. Use enough stuffing to fill (without compacting) one of our crush-resistant tins or an "Altoid" can etc. Pull the stuffing apart and "insert" your model in the middle, then place in the can.
2) Build prong supports in your models (see image below). It's a great solution - make a "prong cage" as (see image)