De Beers Technologies Takes a Shine to Stratasys Fortus 3D Printer

Stratasys Fortus 3D PrinterBeginning as a mining company in the 1880’s, De Beers has since established itself as a global leader in the exploration, mining, processing and retailing of diamonds worldwide. Certified as 100% conflict-free the diamonds are renowned as the finest jewels ever brought to the market.

De Beers Technologies UK, at their research and development facility situated in Maidenhead, develops and manufactures both automated methods for diamond verification and sorting as well as equipment that can detect synthetic diamonds, typically required to perform at speeds of up to eight diamonds per second. They needed a faster solution for prototyping components for the equipment used in this process, using a Stratasys Fortus 360mc, supplied by SYS Systems they are now able to produce not only R&D prototypes but also production parts.

Read more: De Beers uses 3D printing technology to transcend the boundaries of conventional diamond sorting and grading operations.