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November 2019 Issue - MJSA Sourcebook

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Special Edition MJSA Sourcebook

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The annual Sourcebook edition features the latest tools, supplies, equipment, technology, and services available from MJSA members. Click the link to each section below to see what’s new.

Alloys • Bench Tools  

CAD/CAM • Casting

Chain • Findings

Finishing • Gem Imaging

Gemstones • Laser Technology

Packaging & Display • Testers • Retail Tools



The Smart Shop

By Anne B. Miller

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Imagine a time when a machine in a jewelry manufacturing shop can identify a problem with production as it occurs and then fix it, all on its own. Sound like something out of a sci-fi movie? Perhaps, but it could also be coming to a shop near you soon. In this excerpt from her Santa Fe Symposium paper, Anne Miller discusses cognitive computing and what computers’ growing ability to learn and solve problems could mean for jewelry manufacturers. 



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