C

  • ceramic

    Inorganic material composed of metallic elements and non-metallic elements, obtained by sintering, eg Zirconia.

E

  • electroplating

    Surface finishing by applying a metal layer to the surface of an object, metallic or not.

G

M

  • milling

    Machining or widening of a hole, a groove or a recess, by a tool called milling cutter.

P

  • polishing

    The polishing includes several techniques that consist in polish (make it shiny) or satin finish (matt render) of metallic objects by friction of different materials (abrasive, cloth, etc...).

  • prototypes

    Functional outline of an object or an idea developed by a designer.

R

S

  • sand blasting

    Technique for deburring after machining and giving a matt finish.

  • satin-finishing

    Technique consisting in giving a matt and lined appearance to the parts.

  • setting

    Consists of enshrine a stone into a setting, whose edge around the stone is flapped.

  • stamping

    Operation consisting to shape and cut raw parts by the pressure between two dies mounted on presses.

  • stereolithography

    Rapid prototyping technology, which enables the production of solids from a numerical model objects. The object is achieved by layering thin layers of material.

  • sunray-brushing

    Decoration formed by lines having all the same intersection, which gives the piece the look of a sun.

T

  • turning

    Forming cylindrical pieces using a mechanical lathe.