There is a lot of technology in this space in injection moulding
plastics and metals (die cast) going back a few decades. Moldflow was
a co I quite liked back in the day, now part of AutoDesk.
it’s not worth it for small jobs, that’s for sure. It works best at
scale or hand in hand for complex parts. Like toothbrushes. and
I presume the same is true of jewelery casting? it’s the cost of
melting, quality control, reduced waste and increased through put
driving the business case. Small margin changes add up.
or are you trying to achieve a good result one time of a very
difficult design? In which case art implies the cost is not a