Ferris wax is the original and best-known brand of carved wax in the industry.
For nearly 40 years, for its exceptional quality, consistency and performance, Ferris has been and remains the wax of choice for jewelry designers.
File-a-Wax® is easy to saw, cut, drill, mill on a lathe and CNC machine. Burns cleanly from molds, making it ideal for precision investment casting.
Minimum bearing wall thickness
A wall connected to others on two or more sides.
The minimum thickness of the protruding part.
It is a feature that is half the length of its width. The minimum detail is determined by the printer’s resolution. If the size of a part is below the minimum, the printer may not be able to reproduce it accurately. To keep the detail clear, make it larger than the specified minimum. We may refrain from printing models with parts less than the minimum because the final product will not match your design.
Minimal engraved detail.
This is an element that is half the length of its width. The engraved parts come out or sink into the surface.
Do you need support?
For some materials, angles over 45 degrees require the position of the supports on the model. They do not damage the design and allow the printing of overhanging parts. It doesn’t need to be taken into account, our technician will add them before printing if necessary.
Ferris wax is processed using CNC / CNC technology – a numerically controlled milling machine.
Milling a workpiece involves holding the workpiece to be machined in a horizontally positioned, adjustable spindle. As the workpiece itself rotates, various cutting tools (cutters) are applied to it to create various shapes and elements such as rings, grooves, slots, contours, radii, internal holes, threaded connections. On our milling machines, it is possible to work perpendicular to the workpiece of the milling machine, for the production of square surfaces, as well as for boring the inner holes of the rings. This expands the traditional processing capabilities.
In a three-axis machine, the above-mentioned cutting tool can move relative to the workpiece along the X, Y and Z axes, but the device spindle can only be in 2 positions: horizontally or vertically to the workpiece itself. It is worth remembering that it is impossible to perform negative angles and some types of negative grooves in the product on 3-axis machines. On modern machine tools, the cutting tool can simultaneously move in any combination of 3 axes automatically.
A 5-axis machine is capable of performing all the same movements as a 3-axis machine, but with additional rotation around the X and Y axes. The way of rotation depends on the machine model. Typically, the workpiece rotates around the tool, not the cutting tool itself. But there are CNC models where the second version of this combination is also implemented: the rotation of the cutting tool around the workpiece. This does not affect the quality of the product and surface, but only partially on the execution time of some operations. 5-axis machines offer much greater machining capabilities than 3-axis machines.
Using our 3-axis and 5-axis milling machines, our trained technicians will advise you on the right equipment and processing method for each specific product. We will also supplement your project with 3D printing if it is impossible to manufacture some parts on CNC.