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Teresa Frye

TechForm Advanced Casting
Owner & President
Portland, Oregon

Teresa Frye is the owner and President of TechForm Advanced Casting Technology. In the early 90s, her firm introduced to jewelry manufacturing the high-temperature casting methods used by the aerospace industry. 


A leading expert on jewelry casting and a prolific researcher, Teresa has published technical papers and articles worldwide and speaks frequently at industry conferences in the United States and Europe. Her pioneering research on hot isostatic pressing, a novel densification process for platinum alloys, led to a process now being embraced by jewelry manufacturers nationally. 


Today, TechForm provides platinum castings to a broad national customer base, including many top jewelry brands. Her publications have appeared in Platinum Metals Review, The Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology, MJSA Journal, and JCK Magazine, among others. She also has presented at the Jewelry Technology Forum in Vicenza, Italy, MJSA Expo New York, IAC New York, JCK Las Vegas, and the annual Santa Fe Symposium. 


To further the sharing of technical information, in 2008, she founded the Portland Jewelry Symposium, an annual educational conference that specifically serves the needs of manufacturing retailers.