I have some designs in mind for both a ring and a watch. I own a ring and watch that are similar to what I have in mind. My though is to have the existing objects 3D scanned. For the watch, it would only be the case, I would use the existing band and mechanism and glass on the new 3D printed case. Once scanned, I will draw up my changes and have a 3D designer make the changes to the 3D model, then send them out to be 3D printed in sliver.
That is my idea, but I have no idea how realistic it is. Can a typical 3D scanner capture the minute details of a watch case and can the 3d silver printer render it precisely enough to ensure that the mechanism and glass will fit properly?? Does 3D printed silver have the smooth shiny finish desirable for a ring or watch? Would this be extremely expensive? I worked with Sculpteo once and the price was reasonable but that project did not involve scanning existing objects, did not require precision and it was not printed in metal.
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn’t find the right solution from the Internet.
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