This year again, David Lehmann was dearly invited to the 35th Hong Kong international Jewellery Show by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)!
This show gathered more than 4550 exhibitors from 52 countries. This kind of event has multinational and market wide influence.
Throughout the tradeshow conferences, a notable one was held: how to integrate digital techniques within the traditional workshop? Because software is a huge part of today’s world, there had to be some dedicated to jewelry. Creators in this domain can easily integrate CAD and CAM solutions to their existing set of tools and workshop.
David Lehmann, Software director from Type3 presented the key characteristics of such tools during a conference on the 3rd of March, and co-organised by the International Association of Jewellery Merchandise Planning Professionals (IAJMPP).
While the core of jewelry design / making must be maintained, dedicated jewelry software can extend a creator’s reach in terms of technical creativity. There’s only so much you can do with your own hands. In addition to highly technical features and tools and history alteration – only with a parametric based software, such as 3Design -, finally comes the ability to transform and enhance historical handcrafting methods.
Panel discussions were moderated by Norman Siu, IAJMPP co-founder. Speakers included Evert deGraeve, Fine Jeweller & Independant Counsultant; Dr Alexandru Bunii, Award Winning Jewellery Concept Designer; David Lehmann, 3Design director from Gravotech Group and Max Lam, Committee Member, International Jewellery Designer Association.