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Formlabs User Panel - The Impact of 3D Printing in Jewelry Education and the overall Industry

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3D CAD modelling and rapid prototyping, including 3D printing, have had a significant impact on the jewelry industry. Not only on the manufacturing and design process but also how future jewelry designers and manufacturers are educated. Formlabs has invited two jewelry industry and educational experts, Peter Taylor (Goldsmiths Centre London) and David Finlay (City of Glasgow College) to discuss the importance of this new technology and how it has changed education and the jewelry industry in general.

What you will learn:

  • Get insights into how 3D CAD modelling and rapid prototyping have changed the jewelry industry and education
  • Learn how 3D printing can benefit jewelry designers and manufacturers
  • Hear why traditional jewelers are adapting modern workflows

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Webinar Speakers


David Finlay

Lecturer, Jewellery Arts & Technology - City of Glasgow College
As a Lecturer in Jewellery Arts and Technology at the City of Glasgow College, David has spent the past five years developing and delivering diploma level courses whilst focusing on the integration of digital manufacturing technologies. An accomplished tutor and practitioner of jewellery manufacture and design, he is trained in both traditional techniques and CAD/CAM processes. At the college David heads the technology aspects of the course to help students stay up to date with manufacturing trends and learn about the digital tools and technologies now used to manufacture jewellery.

Peter Taylor

Director - Goldsmiths Centre London
Peter Taylor is the Director of the Goldsmith’s Centre. He initially trained as a designer and goldsmith at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, before working in a variety of roles in the craft and industry. After working as a lecturer and tutor he developed a European funding and project management consultancy which was launched in 1992. Then followed a return to education in 1997, when he was recruited to establish the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC) for the University of Central England. Here he led a pioneering expansion of CAD/RP & CAM into the jewellery industry in the UK. At the start of 2021 Peter was honoured to be appointed an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for Services to Jewellery & Silversmithing.

Jasmin Karger

Jewelry Vertical Manager - Formlabs

Jasmin Karger was trained as a traditional Goldsmith in Germany and has been working as a designer, goldsmith and educator for over 14 years. In 2003 she relocated to London being attracted by the vibrant design scene and England’s rich jewelry history. It was here where she had the opportunity to work for well-known contemporary jewelry artists who opened up a whole new perspective on design and craftsmanship. Her design and craft skills got quickly recognized and Jasmin became involved in developing collections for the retail market. Jasmin joined Formlabs Berlin as a jewelry expert in 2017.