Finally, when a dream turns into reality, the client will be more than willing to confirm her order and will pay the advance without even being asked for it.
What are the other advantages of CAD and having an in-house 3D printer?
The use of CAD and an in-house 3D printer cuts down the manufacturing process from 30 days to 3 days. The 3D printer will help in visually confirming the look and feel of the final design. This eliminates the time wasted in creating a silver sample, or a karigar making the piece in gold from scratch and getting approvals until finished. The first jewellery sample takes a week for a karigar to make. Alterations can take another week to implement, if any, and final piece can take another week to complete. Fine finishing and quality control checks might require a day or two more. Disaster strikes when the client sees the final product and exclaims that she had a different picture in mind and this is not what she expected. Since there was no coloured picture or prototype, the jeweller has to honour the request and add the rejected piece to the stock and a new order is placed. It is found that 40% of customers change their mind and will either order another design or buy a ready piece from another shop. This is the reason most customers prefer ready-to-buy products.
Does one need to employ a CAD designer in the showroom?
If a jewellery retailer needs to send a real-time rendered graphic of a customer’s dream design, within a given budget, on the same day, it can be done in a few hours. That’s possible only when you have a CAD designer in-house.