#3DPIAwards Trophy

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BforArtists in product design. - That is what I normally use it for. Wink

This is a design of a trophy for the 3d printing industry awards this year. - It is a public competiton, so I can share this one freely.

The structure was generated in Rhino using Grasshopper with some adjustments in Fusion 360. BfA was used for rendering and was in fact the best tool to boolean all of the elements together for 3d printing in the end. - The mesh has about 8 million faces, but I was still able to render everything on my graphics card without a problem.

Thanks again for this amazing tool.;)

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G.A._Rushing's picture

Hello DAVIS,

The led lighting element is a nice touch. I'm not sure what is holding the trophy up with no feet, legs, or even a partially flat side. The image itself is rather large and slow to load, or perhaps the Toshiba laptop I'm viewing it on is just getting too old. No recent Toshiba laptops have GPUs; the graphics rendering capabilities are integrated into the CPU, with meagre results in many cases.

As a trophy the object seems of little intrinsic value, there being no precious metals or other costly materials present. Put some rhodium plating on the metal plates, and some Lapis lazuli powder coat on the lettering, and I'm in.

Smile

George A. Rushing

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The bottom of the trophy is indeed flattened out, to a point, that it will stand on its own, but still looks as if it is just balancing on the tip of its egg shaped form. - As said, it is a trophy for this years 3d printing industries award ceremony. - So 3d printed plastic and metal is the brief and also quite adequate for the occasion, I believe.;)

G.A._Rushing's picture

Hello DAVIS,

Precious metals and gemstone 3D printing powders and printers are already becoming a reality, so in the coming years your brief may include them. Jewelry designers are already at work developing 3D printed jewelry manufactured with sintered metal 3D printers, not only with castings made from 3D printed patterns.

Items that are 3D printed entirely without additional plating or coating are not yet available to consumers, but sometime within the next five years this may change. Even at that, tumbler and wheel polishing may still be required for finishing some pieces.

Smile

George A. Rushing