The Roland JWX-10 jewelry model maker won the 2005 AJM Innovation Award earlier this week. An independent panel of nine jewelry experts from around the world selected the desktop device for its positive impact on the industry in 2005 and beyond.
The JWX-10 jewelry model maker was developed from the ground up to make the jewelry design and manufacturing process faster, easier and more profitable. The 4-axis mill produces precise, castable wax models for rings, pendants, bracelets and charms. It also meets stringent ISO international standards for design and manufacturing quality.
“The JWX-10 is a compact unit with good resolution and is compatible with all CAD/CAM systems, making it ideal for most jewelry applications,” said Mark Grimwade, an AJM Innovation Awards judge and author of numerous books and articles about gold technology.
Powered by a 20,000 rpm spindle, the JWX-10 mills wax models with detailed resolutions up to 0.002mm/step. The desktop device includes holding fixtures that make it easy to customize non-proprietary, off-the-shelf jewelry wax stock. It also comes with 4-axis CAM software, tools, wax and user manuals.
The optional Roland ProtoWizard software and fixture bundle adds even more CAD/CAM functionality. It lets jewelers import industry standard STL files and easily converts them into NC files ready to be milled. The software is compatible with all jewelry design software, including GEMvision Matrix, Rhino® with Techgems, ArtCAM Jewelsmith and Type3 3Design. The included 3-sided ring fixture and ring arbor allow for the production of even the most complex designs.