Thursday May 23, 2019

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3D Printers Let NYC’s Tech-Designs Compete with China

Manhattan-based Tech-Designs, a three person  company that builds prototypes of jewelry designs, operates seven 3D printers to print out models for jewelry makers throughout the United States. The company, which has $400,000 in annual revenues, primarily uses printers produced by Solidscape.

In a Q & A on Crain’s New York Business, founder Carlos Zamora, points out that the machines have helped his business create models 5 times faster than the traditional methods of hand carving  the prototypes. Also, while there are many jewelry companies outsourcing prototyping to China, the 3-D printers allow him to be price-competitive and keep the work in the U.S.

Crain’s New York Business


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