Comprehensive CAD/CAM For Jewelry Certificate

This course covers the skills necessary to become a CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technician. Skills taught include using CAD software to develop models and photorealistic renderings. Topics covered also include subtractive and additive CAM machines, jewelry manufacturing techniques, GIA's Quality Assurance Benchmarks and jewelry-engineering fundamentals.

What You'll Learn

  • Create CAD models within the metrics of scale, proportion, and element relationships
  • Develop CAD models within the constraints of cost, time, size, style, and manufacturing methods
  • Distinguish between various CAD software and various CAM methods, including 3D printing
  • Model and render manufacturable pieces of jewelry using CAD

Possible Career Paths

  • CAD Service Bureau Technician
  • Jewelry CAD Technician
  • Product Developer
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Topics Covered

Here are some of the topics covered in Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry.

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Model jewelry in 3D using CAD software. 


Create photorealistic images of your 3D designs. 


Learn how technology can transform digital designs into physical prototypes. 


Apply CAD engineering parameters to create jewelry that is built to last. 

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Available in Carlsbad, New York and London.

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STUDY AT THE GIA SCHOOL On campus, full-time learning

Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry and earn your Comprehensive CAD/CAM diploma by studying at a GIA campus. This transformative program opens up a world of opportunity.

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