Methods for jewelry manufacturing are changing rapidly. New technologies and artistic trends coupled with an increased competitive environment require that businesses stay current to remain at the top of their field. The Portland Jewelry Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together custom jewelers, designers, and retailers to do just that. We like to think of it as the “Great Think Tank” for jewelers that are passionate about their craft. Come join us for a day full of knowledge, inspiration and networking with like-minded peers from across the nation.  TechForm hosts this event every October in Portland, Oregon.

This year at PJS, TechForm President Teresa Frye presented on the Casting of Digital Models: An overview of Important Considerations.  Her presentation gave detailed information on TechForm’s original research using controlled studies to understand the platinum casting behaviors of several 3D printed model materials, including an evaluation of dimensional movement experienced by these materials when subjected to firing.  In addition, related casting defects were tracked to their root causes through observations of defect morphology.

Get all of the details for PJS 2016 at

The Portland Jewelry Symposium
Sunday, October 4, 2015 – Monday October 5, 2015
The Sentinel Hotel
Portland, Oregon