Roland Offers Free Software Upgrade for Current JWX-30 Users
New JewelStudio 3.0 CAD/CAM Software Now Available for Roland’s Jewelry Wax Model Maker
Irvine, Calif., June 30, 2011 – Roland DGA Corp. has introduced Version 3.0 of the company’s JewelStudio design software, a powerful 3D CAD/CAM program specifically developed for jewelry designers and goldsmiths.
JewelStudio design software is included with Roland’s JWX-30 jewelry wax model maker, a precision four-axis milling machine that allows jewelers to quickly and easily transform their designs into intricate wax models of rings, pendants, earrings and other jewelry items.
As the company’s most powerful jewelry CAD/CAM software to date, JewelStudio 3.0 is enhanced with 19 new features, including new parametric editing capabilities that open up new creative avenues for designers. With the release of Version 3.0, current JWX-30 owners can upgrade their software free of charge at www.rolanddga.com/promo/2011/jwx30.
“We are pleased to offer this powerful software solution, absolutely free, to all JWX designers, giving our customers a complete, highly precise design-to-model solution,” said Hiroshi Ono, group product manager for Roland. “With JewelStudio 3.0, JWX owners will experience greater creative flexibility and efficiency for modeling even the most complex jewelry designs.”
JewelStudio design software allows users to both digitize hand-drawn sketches and quickly create their own designs right in the software program, guided by intuitive, step-by-step instructions. Featuring an extensive library of gem shapes, sizes and types, JewelStudio makes it easy to resize jewelry or alter designs for review at any angle. JewelStudio automates many manual tasks such as replicating left and right earrings, and reducing model weight to meet client demands.
With the introduction of Version 3.0, users can now draw complicated curves with ease, change the parameters of fonts, and create and place both raised text and gems of varying sizes on a single two- or three-dimensional curved line. Rendering capabilities have been enhanced as well, with the addition of more than 200 types of materials and 41 textures that are easy to incorporate into designs. New advanced reporting functions calculate material costs and production time frames for accurate job estimating.
JWX-30 Desktop Mill
Based on 20 years of proven Roland 3D milling technology, the JWX-30 features a powerful 30,000 rpm spindle and 100W DC brushless motor for high-speed, automated production. The JWX-30 generates fine precision up to 0.00125 mm/step to reproduce every subtlety of the original jewelry design and comes with a unique double-edged cutting tool that yields exceptional detail. Compact and fully enclosed for a safe, quiet operation, the JWX-30 supports a maximum work area 305mm x 205mm x 100mm.
Roland DGA Corp.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Roland DGA Corp. serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corp. in Hamamatsu, Japan. Celebrating 30 years of innovation, Roland provides business-critical solutions everyday to professionals across the sign, grand-format, sublimation, UV inkjet, digital graphics, vehicle graphics, fine art, dental, photography, packaging, label, engraving and 3D modeling industries. Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004 certified.
For more information on the JWX-30 or other Roland products, please call (800) 542-2307 or visit the Roland website at www.rolanddga.com.