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CAD (Computer Aided Design) : 1-Day Course

All tutors work as professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets.

Course Description

3D Printing : An Introduction

This course uses Jewellery as an example to explain how 3D printing also known as Additive Manufacturing is used alongside other technologies to create product.

The tutor will explain the first of the processes of 3D printing which is creating a computer a STL design file, you will see the tutor demonstrate how a CAD design is created then you will get a feel for the process by trying out a variety of jewellery design tools yourself on the tutors laptop.

In addition you will obtain information about ;

  • How a 3D printer works from an STL design file.

  • What needs to happen to the model printed to complete the manufacturing process in order to make a metal item ready for sale.

  • What kind of materials are used to print the 3D models.

  • Design software options for designers wishing to use 3D printing technology.

  • The difference between using a commercial 3D Printing (CAD) Bureau vs what can be achieved with a home (Non-commercial ) 3D printer.

>> The tutor will explain the basic possibilities of home 3D printing <<

This 1-day course is designed to give you an overview of the you the basic principles of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture / 3D printing) to help you determine if this method of manufacture could be suitable for your style of Jewellery work.

Course Fee and Course Date

More information

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor. because, it’s their experience and expertise that you are paying for.


In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee. 

Vat is not applicable

What is the course fee?

Select your tutor / course location option from the table below to see what your course fee is.


Course fee's quoted are subject to tutor availability.


Why are course fee's different?

Because the course fee is mainly determined by each individual tutor's day rate. 

What is the course date?

The course date is for you to decide, subject to tutor availability.


Simply enquire about a couple of preferred course date options and I will check the tutor availability for you.

About the Materials

You pay the tutor direct for any models you choose to be 3D printed. The cost cannot be determined before-hand because it depends on the work you choose to do during the course.

You will being using the tutors laptop complete with software for this course.

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience

Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter

Lisa W

Course Fee: £395

Includes the printing of a small amount of models

Vat not applicable

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Additional information

Only expert tutors



Your tutor will only be an established highly skilled Goldsmith or Jewellery Industry professional.


Practical courses are taught in the workshop of your tutor. This will give you the added benefit of seeing first-hand how they carry-out their own professional trade practise.


  • See how their workshop is set up.


  • See which tools they find invaluable.


  • Find out some of their trade secrets.

Practical Matters


Workshop Hours


Flexible to suit, usually 9.30am to 4.30pm


Lunch is not provided so you'll need to bring a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirments.


Do you have a question?

Please make a general enquiry, email me or request a Course Information sheet. 

The focus is on you

Course content


Courses are individually tailored to suit your skill level and requirements wherever technically possible and feasible in the time allowed on the day of your course, as determined by the tutor.


When making a course enquiry please provide as much information as you can about what you want to acheive on your course.


All your information will better prepare the tutor so that you can obtain the best possible course experience.


Choose your date

 Decide when you might like your course to take place then "Make a Course Enquiry" and advise your details on the form provided.


Booking Information


Payment terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by PayPal or BACS invoicing.


Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £65 will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for another date if you wish. 


  • Should I need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances I will refund your course fee in full.


If you haven't found the information you are looking for or you want to ask a question about a course please make an enquiry.


Or you may text  a question to Dawn on 07703 287640

How to Book

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