A Comparative Study on the Jewellery Making Process between Traditional and 3D Printing Methods for Islamic Geometric Patterns Design (IGPs


Gaber Al-Khulaqi, Alaa Abdulaziz and Siran, Zainudin and Khong, Chee Weng (2022) A Comparative Study on the Jewellery Making Process between Traditional and 3D Printing Methods for Islamic Geometric Patterns Design (IGPs. In: Creative Multimedia Postgraduate Research Colloquium, 14 July 2022, Multimedia University, Malaysia.

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Even though Islamic geometric patterns (IGPs) are widely used and researched in architecture, there is yet a lack of research carried out on jewellery with IGPs designs and their making processes. Recent research is bound by the lack of validated data, lack of quantitative data, and the jewellery making methods. This research presents a comparative study between the traditional method and the 3D printing method in jewellery making with IGPs, and aims to identify the similarities, differences, pros, and cons of both methods. The jewellery industry is moving towards a new paradigm of customisation to satisfy customer wants for custom made jewellery. Moreover, the current market demands for jewellery made using mixed-materials and materials, such as wood, plastic, and glass. This highlights multiple issues with the current jewellery making process; such as being time-extensive, requiring high technical expertise, and fixing mistakes which is often expensive. The success of a design-based business depends on its engagement in new product development (NPD) to produce a marketable product. Hence, this study will explore whether 3D print can help jewellery makers in producing jewellery, and whether 3D print can replace traditional methods in some stages. The paper reports on an interview study with three experts in the jewellery design industry in understanding the current methods used in producing jewellery. In the case study, earrings with the same IGPs were designed and produced through hand-sawing, laser-cutting, and 3D printing processes. The study provides new insights that add to the understanding of the different jewellery making processes and the stages involved. This will determine if 3D print is a suitable answer to these problems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jewellery making, 3D print, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Islamic art, Islamic Geometric Patterns (IGPs), New Product Development (NPD)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2022 03:26
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022 03:36
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/10764


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