3D Printing

Trophy Store Makes use of 3D Printing to Design and Manufacture Customized Trophies


Congratulations to Mekah Design Studios, our July 2015 Hacker of the Month! Mekah Design Studios has implemeted 3D printing into a part of their craft. Printing for a couple of yr, the Mekah crew has been bettering the velocity and high quality of their work with the usage of their SeeMeCNC Orion. Lower than a yr in the past, the crew had a request for 20 trophies that they selected to satisfy with the assistance of 3D printing.


“As soon as we heard about 3D printing and what it may do, we thought we might give it a attempt,” stated Alejandro Candelo, proprietor of Mekah Design Studios.

Having no earlier data of 3D printers, the Mekah crew took a pair weeks to mess around with their Orion doing quite a few check prints. Shortly after they discovered find out how to develop into Orion specialists, a mission got here to them that they immediately knew could possibly be created not solely extra effectively, however at a extra fast tempo when 3D printed.  

Sayer Danforth, Artistic Director at Mekah, was approached to make a number of trophies for BouncherCon 2014 in Lengthy Seashore, CA. Danforth has been making trophies for years, nonetheless, he would do it manually both by carving wooden or sculpting clay. Because the order known as for 20 trophies, the Mekah crew determined to attempt utilizing the 3D printing know-how that they’d lately invested in.

Danforth created the hen on the trophy with Cinema 4D. He then transformed it into an STL file, threw it into MatterControl, and printed the piece with help in MatterHackers Normal White PLA.


As soon as the print was completed, the piece was sanded and painted by Danforth and Artist/Manufacturing Supervisor, Erick Sauer. As soon as the end on the hen was excellent and dry, the crew mounted the plastic onto a wood base. 

That is simply to point out that you are able to do a bit of submit manufacturing to 3D prints and have excellent outcomes,” stated Candelo. 


Since this mission, Candelo says that they’ve been utilizing the printer increasingly more. Not solely are they ready to make use of it for trophies, however for prototype elements and numerous sculptures as effectively. 

“The know-how is wonderful as a result of it permits us to be extra correct with the element we need to produce at a fraction of the price and time,” acknowledged Candelo. 

For extra on Mekah Design Studios go to www.mekahdesign.wordpress.com

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