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RW manufactures personalized jewelry using a modern approach

By Tina Wojtkielo Snyder

Editor’s Note: Jewelry casters are trained to look for potential problem areas in a casting—sections that go abruptly from thick to thin, sharp-edged cutouts, microscopic intricate details. But sometimes, casting challenges aren’t so obvious. They masquerade as ordinary straightforward CAD designs that you should be able to cast in your sleep, but then give you nightmares when your standard operating procedure yields unacceptable results. Suddenly, visions of porous castings and ghastly no-fills haunt you.

One example of the type of design that leaves you lying awake at night wondering What happened? is featured here. Read how one caster approached and solved a casting challenge that, in the end, wasn’t really so frightening.