TGW Group is a worldwide leading supplier of highly dynamic automated logistics solutions. It is also our longtime client, which we highly honour. For more than a decade we’ve helped to implement the company’s marketing ideas – through technical and industrial animations, CI animations to interactive applications and process visualisations.
Customer’s demands grow exponentially. Therefore, every year we use the latest cutting-edge technologies to meet the market demands. Once again, the time has come to enrich the level of presentation of our client, this time by creating something tangible, nice and likeable. We have embarked on the production of high quality physical models – miniatures of our client’s products – by means of one of the most popular technologies nowadays, 3D printing.
The following photo documentation depicts the process of production of one such model – a special transport trolley Shuttle Stingray 4.0 – from its materialisation via 3D printer, through manual finalisation and post-production, to the final product.
STEPS OF PRODUCTION
1. Digital 3D model was divided into parts according to the requirements of their final colouring.
2. Based on the 3D data, some parts of the model were printed in gypsum composite and the rest in photopolymer resin.
3. Gypsum prints are always fragile and therefore need finalisation. We strengthened them with liquid glue. The resin prints needed to have the support structures removed.
4. The parts were cemented, sprayed with putty spray and sanded.
5. Each part was then sprayed separately with a coloured acrylic spray.
6. When dry, the finest details of the model were painted with a thin brush.
7. In the end the model was assembled and glued to its final form.
It’s always a pleasure to work on projects for TGW Group and we do our best to have the opportunity to participate.