MORE THAN JUST 3D PRINTING
Today we touch base with Deane Woods from Travelmedals.com to discover how 3D printing and rapid prototyping has helped them bringing such an innovative business to life.
1) TELL AS ABOUT TRAVELMEDAL
TravelMedals is a concept that brings the adventure back to travelling.Our goal is to give you the best list of activities, food, drinks, attractions and local sights in your next destination. The objective is to complete the goal set out in the challenge while tagging @travelmedals on social media. If you complete the tasks outlined in the challenge, then you’ve succeeded in conquering the trip and can buy a great collectable medal to commemorate your victory and remember your trip! We want you to get the most out of your holidays and travelling adventures and are dedicated to showing you everything you need to do to make your trip unforgettable. You can take on the full challenge or simply take some advice on things to try out. We’re here to guide you.
2) HOW DOES 3D PRINTING MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
The initial costs for medal manufacturing are prohibitive to say the least. With the use of 3d printing and silicone mould casting we can afford testing a wide range of designs before moving onto standard manufacturing.
The lead time for a high detail plastic or resin prototype of one of our medals is as low as 24 hrs, something that would be just impossible with the traditional manufacturing methods.
The advantages are not just from an economical point of view, working with a prototyping studio in the early stages is a crucial step to understand which material and processes will be best suited for the product sparing us a lot of headaches down the line.
2) WHY CHOOSE MAKEITQUICK FOR YOUR PROJECT?
We enquired with a number of 3d printing and prototyping studios however the design and manufacturing packaged offered by Makeitquick was the most compelling offer on the table.
The capacity of casting a short run of medals after the first prototype definitely made the choice a no brainer.
When it comes to manufacturing there’s always a wide range of solutions to consider and this is where we found the Team at Makeitquick to be extremely helpful explaining every step of the process, which is much appreciated being ourselves novice to 3d printing and the various technologies available on the market.