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A behind the scenes peek at some of the methods and techniques used in the Jewellery and Object Design studios
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Step 7. The two halves are then prepared for soldering by being wired together and then soldered

Step The two halves are then prepared for soldering by being wired together and then soldered

Step 8. This technique lends itself to small production runs

Step This technique lends itself to small production runs

Step 4. After printing the pieces are formed using a Hydraulic press. This technique allows you to create volume quickly and easily. The printed metal is placed on top of a Perspex die, with a piece of hard urethane (rubber) on top of that. The whole stack is then placed in the metal box and pressed to 3000psi.

Step 4. After printing the pieces are formed using a Hydraulic press. This technique allows you to create volume quickly and easily. The printed metal is placed on top of a Perspex die, with a piece of hard urethane (rubber) on top of that. The whole stack is then placed in the metal box and pressed to 3000psi.

Step 2.  The roller printing process in action. As the metal sheets are squeezed through the rollers the pattern is imprinted on the surface.

Step The roller printing process in action. As the metal sheets are squeezed through the rollers the pattern is imprinted on the surface.

Step 5. The pressed shapes are then marked..

Step The pressed shapes are then marked.

Step 3.   Another great example of the roller printing technique

Step Another great example of the roller printing technique

Step 3. The metal "sandwich" after a trip through the rollers

Step The metal "sandwich" after a trip through the rollers

Step 1  Here the metal is being annealed or softened by heating to 500 - 550 degrees.

Step 1 Here the metal is being annealed or softened by heating to 500 - 550 degrees.

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