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Fanook Setting


#1

Hi,

I saw a fanook setting bracelet, which basically is a very small
diamond set in a plate with a much bigger diameter and having
engraved surface which reflects light so that it seems like a diamond
from far.

Does any one have an idea if the surface is engraved or stamped to
produced the very shiny surface?

Thanks,
Kartik.


#2

Well, Kartik, I had to go find “fanook” - who knows where that comes
from…

Those are illusion settings. Depending on what the style is, they
might be called trim plates or pinpoint settings. They are generally
a productof the die-struck age, though anything can be made by hand.
They are readily available for sale:

http://www.ottofrei.com/store/home.php?cat"19

For one…


#3

Kartik

From what it sounds like it must be computer machine engraved. Fanook
sound like old CNC setting when everything was numeric before PC and
programing.

Look into that Regards

Kenneth Singh.
karat46


#4

Dear karik,

If you are in India contact Harsh precious metals Mumbai, they have a
variety of such ilusion set plates (as they are called). The plates
are die struch and miled with diamond tool to give the high
reflecting surface facets.

Good luck
K.H.Kotwal


#5
From what it sounds like it must be computer machine engraved.
Fanook sound like old CNC setting when everything was numeric
before PC and programing. 

If it is related to CNC it is spelled Fanuc which might make it
easier to search out. It is an acronym for Fuji Automatic Numerical
Control. They are still one of the largest makers of CNC controls.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#6
From what it sounds like it must be computer machine engraved.
Fanook sound like old CNC setting when everything was numeric
before PC and programing. 

Kenneth probably has the origin right - however the word came to be.
Interesting… Except that Fanuc Robotics is alive and well, and far
from obsolete:

http://www.fanucrobotics.com/

Not that it really matters, it’s just interesting how terms come to
be…


#7

Additionally to John’s comments.

Many of the Industrial machine tool builders use the Fanuc control to
run them. When I had a Haas machine, it had a Haas control which
could run in either Yasnac or Fanuc “mode” and for many, it’s
considered a more user friendly controller. I had the same mind set
(familiarity) until I traded the Haas and bought a Kitamura 3Xif
with a Fanuc 16i - MB controller. Holly smokes, until you actually
run a controller with the level of high speed machining features that
this controller has, and couple that with a true production machining
center running a 20k RPM geared head spindle, it’s trully mind
boggling how much more productivity it will kick out.

The Artificial Intelligence in this controller is amazing.

Best Regards.
Neil George