We get a lot of requests for small one-off jobs. Most of the time they are for custom parts for rapid prototyping, or product development that involves an NDA so that we can't share what we are doing. I would like to change things up a bit and share with you one that I like from an aesthetic and technical standpoint. We got a call from potential customer looking for an item for an international scavenger hunt. She needed a 3D printed quill with which to write a note and video to prove that it was printed for the occasion. And she needed it Friday. This is what we came up with:
The cool thing about this project is that it went from initial email inquiry, to price quote, to requote, to design, to print, to finish, to in the client's hand in 39.5 hours. It took me longer than that to edit the video of the process. A video that I would like to share with you now.
We are still really excited about 3D printing. The ability to take an idea and to bring it into the physical world that quickly is intoxicating to a couple geeks like us. We really look forward to seeing what the next project will bring!