Speaking Engagements

Presentations on Platinum and Casting

Presentations on Platinum and Casting

We deliver presentations throughout the year on a variety of topics. See the list below for past presentations on platinum and casting. Please contact us for more information.


The Jewelry Symposium
May 14-16, 2023
Mechanical Properties and Microstructures of Additively Manufactured 950 Platinum Ruthenium Alloy

ASG Conclave 
April 25-27, 2022
Teresa is joining the PGI panel to discuss research into Wear Resistance of Platinum and Gold Alloys.

Santa Fe Symposium
May 22-25, 2022
Wear Resistance of Platinum and Gold Alloys

AGS Conclave Seattle
Monday, April 8th, 2019
Platinum Jewelry Casting in the 21st Century: Methods, Materials & Technology

INStore Webinar

The Eternal Metal: A Look at The Science Behind Platinum’s Superior Wear Resistance

SFA Oxford Platinum Lectures, Oxford University, England
Friday, May 10th, 2019
Casting a wider net: from aerospace technology to platinum jewelry

The Goldsmith’s Company Jewellery Materials Congress
Monday & Tuesday, July 8th & 9th, 2019
Platinum Jewellery Casting alloys: A comparative study of solidification behaviors.

Portland Jewelry Symposium
Sunday & Monday September 29th & 30th, 2019
Bench Jewelers Think Tank: A Roundtable Discussion on the Wear Characteristics of Platinum Jewelry
Panel of Experts: Casting for Success – Moderated by Teresa Trye

MJSA Expo New York
Monday, March 11th, 2019

Platinum Casting: Methods, Alloys, and the Role of Design
While platinum is certainly one of the more challenging jewelry metals to cast, it does not have to be difficult. This session will explore the inherent differences in casting behaviors for common platinum jewelry alloys, followed by best-practice advice for spruing, thermal processing, and the role of design. Learn how to achieve successful, consistently predictable castings.
Presented by Teresa Fryé, president, TechForm

Portland Jewelry Symposium 2018

Panel of Experts: Precious Metals Metallurgists
Moderated by Teresa Frye
Stewart Grice, Hoover & Strong
Dr. Shankar Aithal, Stuller, Inc.

Panel of Experts: Casting of 3D Printed Resins
Moderated by Kevin Abernathy
Eric Paul Marvets, John Paul’s Jewelers USA
James Binnion, James Binnion Metal Arts
Joel Meltzer, TechForm Casting

SNAG Annual Conference: MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage – Portland, OR

May 2018
Casting with 3D printed models: Lessons Gleaned from the Aerospace Industry
Presented By Teresa Frye

Platinum Forum Forum December 2018 – Shenzhen, China

Platinum Jewelry Casting: Fundamentals for Success
Presented By Teresa Frye

Atlanta Jewelry Show March 2018 – Atlanta, GA

Jewelry Technology Forum January 2018 – Vicenza, Italy

A Study of the Effects of Digitally Produced Casting Models on Casting Quality
Teresa Frye, TechForm
Kevin Mueller, TechForm

Platinum Forum Forum November 2017 – Shenzhen, China

Platinum Jewelry Casting: Fundamentals for Success
Presented By Teresa Frye

Portland Jewelry Symposium October 2017 – Portland, OR

Symposium Director & Emcee: Teresa Frye

Santa Fe Symposium 2017 – Albuquerque, NM

Mechanical Properties and Wear Resistance of Platinum Jewelry Casting Alloys: A Comparative Study
Presented By Teresa Frye

Initiatives in Art & Culture April 2017 Gold Conference – New York, NY

Initiatives in Art & Culture 2016: Pioneers: Conception, Creation & Innovation – New York, NY

November 4 & 5, 2016
Fashioning Platinum: Pioneering from Alloy to Retail
Presented By Teresa Frye

Portland Jewelry Symposium 2016 – Portland, OR

October 3, 2016
What Every Jeweler Should Know About Precious Metals Metallurgy
Presented By Teresa Frye

The Smart Jewelry Show Education Sessions – Chicago, IL

April 16, 2016
“Accessible Science for Design & Bench Professionals” and
“Casting of 3D Printed Models: Methods, Materials, and the Role of Design”
Presented By Teresa Frye

Jewelry Technology Forum 2016 – Vicenza, Italy

The Effects of Hot Isostatic Pressing of Platinum Alloy Castings on Mechanical Properties and Microstructures
Presented By Teresa Frye

If you are interested in having a TechForm manufacturing specialist deliver a presentation please contact us for more information.