Office furniture is constantly evolving towards more customization and better design. As a company that works with 3D printing technology, we saw one major opportunity in the furniture industry that was not yet explored: the custom 3D printer table stand. Continue reading “Introducing: The Form 2 Printer Stand!”
A partnership can come in all forms and sizes. Think about professional relationships, such as two schools working together on a big project or two companies that form an financial alliance. Continue reading “Seal your partnership with our 3D printed Tombstones and Business Gifts! “
Knokke-Hippique is a 5-star event, which means as much as the highest level of world sport, the Champions League for horses. The participants of the competition are equally famous with family names such Jobs, Gates and Bloomberg entering this year’s edition.
The first part of this event took place from 6 to 9 July. The next event which is called “The Summer Circuit” takes place from 12 to 23 July.
The making of.
The 3D trophy factory team is now in it’s 3rd year as exclusive award partner for Knokke Hippique. The award itself is inspired by a classic sea-side and beach theme, in true style of our Belgian Coast. The 2 main colors blue and white are in line with the event’s house style, resulting in a simple yet elegant design.
Also this year, we’ve created multiple designs for the entire course of the event. For the Knokke Hippique Jumping previous weekend, we’ve made the awards with a 3D printed lighthouse on top. The foot is oak and hand finished with white paint in our design studio.
For the Summer’s Circuit we have a variety of different sizes, with a 3D printed beach chair as the centre piece. The foot is also in oak and hand painted by our talented team.
To accommodate all those international top-class horses and riders, there is an area of over 30 hectares with two huge competition fields in Knokke , where competitions will take place during the day and in the evening. Next to the event there will also be lifestyle shows, live performances and restaurants present.
Knokke Hippique is a summer’s highlight for the equestrian world but also for our team; the awards remain to be one of our personal favorite designs.
3D trophy factory is a well thought out name. We literally view ourselves a little factory that produces original 3D printed trophies, awards and business gifts. Continue reading “How it’s made: our 3D printed trophies”
Chances are you’ve probably already heard about one of our most famous items: STAN the standing desk. If you didn’t, we’d love to introduce you to the celebrity of our new online shop!
What or who is STAN?
STAN is the first fully customizable standing desk. Meaning you design and create to your own individual body dimensions. Every user also has the freedom to choose their own colour, logo engraving, and much more.
STAN is made in three separate parts, which easily assemble into a raised work surface. It’s an ideal solution for people that work remotely or in office environments that emphasize dynamic interaction like an Agile standing meeting. STAN is also lasercut and made only on-demand, so except for your health you’re also rewarding our planet, that’s a win-win situation right there!
But why a standing desk?
Firstly, because standing desks are cool – and the benefits of standing over sitting are proven: standing desk users burn up to 350 additional calories a day than their colleagues who remain sitting. STAN is lasercut to the exact specifications to suit the consumer’s height. It can also be branded, colored, and adapted to the tastes of the consumer or to suit an office’s design.
How do I buy one?
Simple! Just go to our online shop. On this moment, STAN is available in 2 different versions; The classic STAN standing desk and a smaller STAN Laptop Support. There will be new variaties available soon, so make sure you keep a close eye on our website to see what’s coming next! Stand with us!
The announcement of the winner of the Belgian Maker Award took place yesterday, June 22th. This trophy was awarded to the SME in Flanders who produces the most consciously. There were different criteria such as attention for men and environment, being innovative in product and proces and creating employment in Belgium.
The five finalist were Aluvision nv, Brouwerij Huyghe, HTMS, La Fille d’O and Slabbinck nv. Yesterday UNIZO announced that Aluvision nv can call itself the proud winner of the Belgian Maker Award.
Aluvision nv builds exhibition stands with a unique look. The company uses an innovative approach for building these exhibition stands and displays. Durability, flexibility, reusability and modularity are their key features. We’d like to congratulate Alivision nv for winning this amazing award! For more cool awards, don’t forget to check out our website!
In a world where grey, blue and black suits are dominant, standing out from the crowd isn’t always that easy. Agreed, men can switch it up by wearing a “special” tie. Or maybe a pocket square can set yourself apart from others. Unfortunately these two suggestions have a high chance of making you look very silly. Some can pull it off, but many have failed.
A far more subtle way to spice up your suit game is the Cufflink. An underrated suit accessory that’s is finally finding it’s way out of the dusty men’s apparel shop and into mainstream fashion.
Our cufflinks are unique because they are made with 3D printing technology. All of them can be customized with your initials or text and anyone can choose between different shapes and sizes.
Our Cufflinks are also perfect for a truly personalized gift. So what are you waiting for?
Wearing a suit doesn’t mean you have to blend in with the crowd. Be the star of every party with our personalized cufflinks.
In 2016, Belfius launched “Smart Belgium”, a call for local governments, companies, citizens, healthcare and eduction to work together for a more sustainable and “Smart” Belgium. A unique forum where smart ideas and solutions for social challenges could meet. Continue reading “Get Smart for Belgium – Our design for the Belfius Smart Awards”
Trophies and sport competitions have always been connected to one another. The ancient Romans started this long tradition by handing out chalices (footed cups intended to hold a drink) to winners of sport competitions. These would often be filled with delicious wine or other (alcoholic) beverages. Sounds like a pretty good tradition, so it stuck around.
These Chalices already looked quite alike to the classic Cup Trophy that we all know today. Cup trophies are the most typical kind of trophies and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Think about the champion’s league, maybe one of the most classic trophy designs out there. Thanks to the shape of the handles, the trophy has earned it the nickname of “big ears” in multiple languages. The award itself is made out of pure silver and weighs more than 11 KG!
But now for something completely different. That’s why they created our own take on the classic Cup Trophy in 3D print. What do you think? A bit smaller, light weight and far less bling bling. Simplicity rules in all of our designs here at 3D trophy factory.
Not only Cup Trophies are perfect for sport competitions. Our Football Trophy takes the sport quite literarily. A nice change from the classic trophies isn’t it? Same goes for our Baseball trophy and Sneaker Trophy. Of course all prints have multiple colour options and anyone can upload their own artwork to be displayed on the wooden foot. Buying custom made trophies has never been easier and quicker. Curious to see what else we have in stock? Visit our webshop and find out.
Konami is one of the most well known and well respected video game developers worldwide. The multinational contacted us earlier this year for a project of a size we’ve never seen for before.
The company needed our help for an award that celebrated the winner of the PES league. For all you non-gamers out there: PES is an abbreviation for the critically acclaimed Pro Evolution Soccer.
The football video game is now in its 16th installment and continues to draw legions of devoted fans. For those seeking an even greater challenge Konami organizes the PES League World Finals, held this year in Cardiff. The best players in each country go through to a regional final in Barcelona or Liverpool. The winners there go on to the final and on June 4th only one can be crowned World PES Champion. Not coincidently, the final is played in the same weekend as the Champion’s league final.
The team made a 75 CM by 20 CM award customized to Konami’s design, making it the world’s largest 3D printed award to date.
Rather than order directly through the website as many of 3D Trophy Factory’s customers do this required a bespoke approach by the team.
This time care had to be taken to design this special trophy so it would print perfectly the first time. The trophy was first 3D printed and then had to be post processed by hand. Support structures had to be removed and the trophy was then hand painted.
The 3D print itself is made from a light curing resin called a photopolymer. Stereolithography works through lasers moving through a vat of this resin hardening it one layer at a time. The award has a smooth finishing, with a transparent resin on top of the massive 3d printed trophy. The logo is also 3D printed and the stickers are attached manually. With an award of this size, manual labour is a defining factor to reach this level of finishing.
Hopefully yesterday’s winner has a enough shelve space to store away this giant. We surely wish him a well deserved congratulations and hopes he enjoys his one-of-a-kind design!