Sharebot and Nove25: custom jewelry with resin 3D printers
Nove25 is a company whose core business consists of devising, planning, designing, realizing and finally selling silver high-quality jewels.
Since the founding of the company in Milan in 2005, Nove25 makes custom jewelry its strength: thanks to extreme personalization, intended to accomodate also the very-hard-to-please people, the brand has been growing exponentially over the years climbing the approval ratings. And in fact a lot of artists like Steven Tyler, Club Dogo, Fedez, actors like Pierfrancesco Favino, Margherita Buy, Rocco Siffredi, sportspeople like Massimiliano Allegri, Stephan El Shaarawy, Marco Materazzi, Sasha Djordjevic, Tony Cairoli and other VIPs like Sita Abellan or Stephen James, rely on Nove25 to order their own jewels (click here to see all the Nove25’s client VIPs).
At present the company can boast 9 single branding stores and a network of resellers in Italy and abroad.
Nove25 had the need to create models and prototypes to do aesthetic or pre-series tests. In particular the company aims at interpreting clients’ desires and getting to work to provide them customized rings and jewels which meet their demands.
To do this, it takes a planning and a CAD design phases, to which should be added fusion and incision processes, post-curing, the mounting and various treatments to different styles and surface finishes. Before the advent of additive technologies these steps were carried out manually by Nove25’s goldsmiths.
Now the Milanese company has chosen to rely to Sharebot professional 3D printers for two reasons. First of all to automate some processes of prototyping and production. Secondly to focus on personalization of jewels and then to offer a totally customizable product that are fully in line with client’s single requests, also the most specific. And therefore a unique product.
And so Sharebot 3D printers has been included in Nove25’s inventory of tools.
Now, with the advent of Sharebot Rover with LCD technology, Nove25 has renewed resin department with the last 3D printer of Sharebot professional line, a user-friendly tool with an high-quality surface finish.
Sharebot resins allow Nove25 to quickly create 3D models which will be fused and then the casting will be carry out. This is followed by finishing process.
As for any company which rely on Sharebot 3D printers, also for Nove25 cost and time savings are tangible and significant.
Just think to the realization of an ad hoc mold, with traditional technologies, for every requested custom jewel: costs would be exorbitant. With additive technologies costs are very contained. Also time saving is considerable, above all if the first project should be adjusted or modified. Through 3D printing you need also change pieces’ geometry and re-print immediately and with affordable prices; instead, through traditional technologies, you should create an other mold from scratch that means exponential growth of costs and time and obvious repercussion on time-to-market.
But the glariest advantage for Nove25 is to turn to end-users as a proactive manufacture, allow them to custom their jewel at most and above all to hold the prototype in their hands. In this way the client can handle a tailored prototype with correct dimensions, equal to the final product for details definition and so can see how his custom jewel will become.
“The aspect which gives me more satisfaction working with additive technologies is that the product designed by a team or an outside source like VIPs and clients could be realized in no time”, Nove25’s 3D designer Lodovico Bruno says. “But the fact that the product could be realized on short notice is a very desirable circumstance which you can find in a few works”.