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[Looking4] CAD/CAM classes in NY


#1

I’m not having much luck determining who if anyone in the greater New
York City area might have courses, on an adult-school (not
matriculated-student) basis, for CAD/CAM jewelry, which I’d like to
buy my girlfriend a course in for Christmas…GIA is not currently
offering one and couldn’t advise as to who else might be. NY or NJ
would do…maybe even Philadelphia. If anyone on this list could can
point me in the right direction that would be most welcome and much
appreciated!

Adam McGovern


#2

I believe the Fashion Institute of Technology offers a CAD class.

Happy Holiday’s to everyone.


#3

Hi Adam,

I do one on one CAD training at The Jewelry CAD Institute. She can
just learn this online at her convenience with or without an
instructor. Check out our site. I have been doing this for 12 years
now and was a former GIA instructor and manager of the same programs
they instruct…I even helped develop the programs there. Quite
simply, we don’t teach boilerplate education but the forward
thinking process of adult learning theory. Our students are trained
to enter the job market immediately. We have specials running now on
each module of training from basic through advanced…Our pricing and
convenience can’t be matched. Check out our site at

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1l9

Best,
Russ Hyder
President


#4
I'm not having much luck determining who if anyone in the greater
New York City area might have courses, on an adult-school (not
matriculated-student) basis, for CAD/CAM jewelry 

Adam, what CAD /CAM package is she going to use?? To get the most out
of the course, it needs to be geared toward the working methods and
techniques that work best with the software and perhaps even the
machine. Certainly, there would be some benefit to a general course
but not a tremendous amount. I teach CNC jewelry making and I
generally form the classes around the exact needs of the client so
we can maximize what they get out of the class. I teach using Rhino,
Matrix & ArtCam Jewelsmith and a couple of others. In January, we
will be releasing some new training videos on CNC jewelry making
that show some basic concepts, tool selection, machine setup and that
sort of I know a jeweler in Maryland that can teach your
girlfriend but his training is targeted toward ArtCam Jewelsmith. I’m
in Texas so I wouldn’t be of much help to you without a lot of
expense. Drop me an e-mail if you think Maryland isn’t too far.20

If its CNC we do it!
DEARMOND TOOL
http://www.dearmondtool.com


#5

Thanks for the insights; I did find out about a general FIT class
that I hope may let her launch into the right program for her, but
I’ll keep everyone’s comments in mind. Will these videos you’re
releasing in January be online? They sound like they would give
thoughtful guidance.


#6

Hello Adam,

Yes, these will be available on-line and on DVD as well. We are
coming along nicely with some new ideas in the structure of how we
want to do this. The wheels are turning… now we are figuring out
where to guide the vehicle!! It is our goal to make this easily
affordable to everyone and not go broke in the process. To date, it
has been an expensive venture with new equipment, one new employee
and will undoubtedly require a second. We just didn’t / don’t want to
do this half way. Like most things, it is a “Process”.

Thanks. Dan.
dearmondtool.com