Aluvision nv wins Belgian Maker Award!

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.

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Belgian Maker Award 2017

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.

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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!

Stand out from the crowd with our exclusive Cufflinks Collection!

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.

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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.

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You can choose between Natural Gloss Silver or Goldplated Brass. These are also available in different sizes and like hexagons, rectangular cufflinks and even star shapes!

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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.

 

 

Get Smart for Belgium – Our design for the Belfius Smart Awards

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”

Simplicity rules: have a look at our 3D printed sports trophies.

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!

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Champion’s League Trophy

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.

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Cup Trophy

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.

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Baseball trophy

 

We’ve created the biggest 3D printed trophy EVER for Gaming giant Konami!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!