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DeskProto ® video shows easy wax model machining with the Roland JWX-30 machine.

For immediate release, July 2011.

Utrecht (the Netherlands) -- July 4, 2011 -- Delft Spline Systems has released a new video, about wax model machining for jewelers. While CNC machining is a great technique to create wax models (smooth surface, superior casting characteristics, low cost), many jewelers are afraid that operating a CNC milling machine might be too complicated for them. Especially setting the zero point is considered to be difficult. The Roland JWX-30 machine solves this problem by automatically setting the zero point, making the system very easy to use.

The new video shows all steps in the process: this automatic calibration, toolpath creation, machining and the resulting wax model. Toolpaths are created using the DeskProto CAM software, and you can clearly see the advantages of DeskProto over the free SRP Player program that is packaged with the machine: toolpath calculation is much faster, as well is machining. So the video is also interesting for jewelers who already use a JWX-30 machine.

The Roland sample ring in the JWX-30 small frame fixture, after milling sides 1 and 2.
The Roland sample ring in the JWX-30 small frame fixture, after milling sides 1 and 2 and before rotation axis machining.

"We already offered jewelers a CAM solution for other machines, called the 123WaxRing system. We are very glad that we are able to now also support jewelers having a JWX-30 machine." says Lex Lennings, DeskProto sales manager. "The JWX30 wax-ring wizard in DeskProto ‘knows’ the size of both frame fixtures and will automatically select the correct frame for you"

The video can be found both on the DeskProto website and on YouTube.

DeskProto can in fact be combined with any CNC milling machine. So it can also be used by jewelers who want to machine directly in metal.

About DeskProto

DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competitive technology for Rapid Prototyping. The software can import STL files from any 3D CAD system, and can export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine. 2D CAM and bitmap machining are possible as well. Key feature is the ease of use: DeskProto is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CAM specialists.
Despite its low-end price DeskProto contains many high-end features, like automatic feedrate reduction at high chiploads, collet collision check, full rotation axis support, the two-sided milling wizard, and much more (not all options are available in the Lite edition). Current users range from one-person design and model shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.
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The illustration is available for download in two resolutions: ( 250 x 200 pixels, 12 Kb). (2500 x 2000 pixels, 592 Kb).
Illustration caption: "The Roland sample ring in the JWX-30 small frame fixture, after milling sides 1 and 2."

For more information

For more information on this press release contact Lex Lennings of Delft Spline Systems
Tel +31 30 296 5957, Email

DeskProto is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.