Posts Tagged ‘design’

Model Making: From Dream to Reality

July 25th, 2013
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architectural[Photo Credit:  DesignBoom via Pinterest]

This amazing architectural model from Renzo Piano workshop for the Whitney Museum of Art is just one example of how models are used to transform dreams into reality.

Communication is tough and model making is often used to help people visualize concepts and designs prior to building.  Seeing really is believing!  Architects often use models to show clients exactly how the finished product will look down to some of the most intricate details.

Many of our customers are model makers, both professionally and as hobbyists.  We’ve heard from many architects who write in to tell us how well our epoxies and super glues work for building prototypes and models which effectively communicate design concepts and ideas to customers.   It’s a pleasure to work with people who share our passion for “Adhering to Excellence”!

3D Rapid Prototyping and Super Glue

May 24th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  Sean Charlesworth Popular Mechanics article]

Do It Yourselfers are using 3D Rapid Prototyping to create all kinds of unique models of their own design.  The toy model shown here was created from scratch using a 3D printer.  Specific instructions can be found in the Popular Mechanics article, “How to fabricate a Toy Model from Scratch” by Sean Charlesworth.

It’s amazing to think that the prototyping process has evolved into one that can be accomplished on a home model 3D printer!  Formerly it was a much more cumbersome process using costly commercial printers.  The renderings are time consuming, but computer generation has simplified that process a lot as well.

According to Sean Charlesworth’s article, this toy design was formed in layers from the printing process, then coated in super glue to make it stronger, “but still delicate like ceramic”.  “It looks and feels like it’s made out of sugar and can be sanded and painted.”  Isn’t technology amazing?