Have you met STAN?

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!

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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.

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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!

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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source: Twitteraccount @BartVermaercke

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!

Chrome is in the house!

We currently launched a new and awesome type of finishing, introducing: Chrome!

Rakketjes-3Before the launch of this new line, the white polyamide prints would be sprayed or dyed into different colors such as red, blue, yellow, orange and green. We wanted to offer our clients a more premium product and that’s why we came up with the idea of creating this awesome shiny finishing!  the colors are currently available in silver, gold, bronze and metallic black.

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It’s also possible to 3D-print metal, but this is not yet optimized and is also very expensive. The chromefinishing offers the perfect alternative. What do you think of our chrome rackets and the chrome sculpture of our product designer, Gilles? We totally love this look!

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The Chrome Finishing is now available for our custom awards and very soon in our shop!

Yellowleaf wins Voka Award 2017!

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Left: Vincent Scheltjens, Right: Jeroen Audenaert

Jeroen Audenaert and Vincent Scheltjens won the Voka Award 2017, the price for the most promising student-enterprise. This is the second year in a row that 3D trophy factory made this award. And this time, we got the unique opportunity to interview Jeroen Audenaert, one of the co-founders of Yellowleaf.

  1. Hey Jeroen, let’s start with telling a little bit more about yourself.

I’m co-founder of Yellowleaf and currently studying Commercial Sciences. I’m very passionate about the digital and business world. My passion for the digital world started when I was following the course CS50X at HarvardX. The following summers I spent at Harvard University for a Summer School Program, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business for the Summer Business Scholar Program and I’ve spent four months at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. In my spare time you can find me on a surfboard or a sailing boat.

2.  What does Yellowleaf do? 

The mission of Yellowleaf is to make organizations grow digitally. Yellowleaf offers organizations a total package for all their digital communications. Our activities are build around three points: webdevelopment and design, e-commerce and online marketing and digital strategy.

3. What distinguishes Yellowleaf from its competitors?

The unique aspect about Yellowleaf is that we think together with your organization. As young student-entrepreneurs we can easily adapt ourselves to the mindset of your organization. We are digital natives with fresh ideas and possess all the capacities needed to build your online identity and digitalization processes or to blow new life into it.

4. Why did you give your company the name Yellowleaf?

Yellowleaf comes from the Flemish word ‘geel blad’. The yellow leaves represent autumn. When you’re walking in the woods during this season, you get to see magnificent sceneries. This is exactly what we want to do: create magnificent websites, designs and solutions for our clients. In our logo the leaf actually has the color blue, with this we want to emphasize the digital aspect and our out-of-the-box thinking.

5. How do you combine this with your studies?

It’s important to have a good planning, so you won’t run out of time for your studies. We try to plan our appointments in a way that we can go to our classes. For us, it’s an interesting way to combine the theoretical side of university with the practical side of doing business.

6. Do you have any tips for students that want to become an entrepreneur?

My first tip is to use all the resources that are available. Universities help students a lot, for example TakeOff in Antwerp and LCIE in Leuven. There are also many other initiatives such as Bryo from Voka. It’s also very important to talk with the right experts so they can give you input and validate your ideas. An important step in this process is to pitch your idea as much as possible to other people. That way, you hear many other opinions and you can adjust your idea.

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TESTicle and Yellowleaf: TESTicle winning post promising student-idea and Yellowleaf most promising student-enterprise

7. How do you see the future of your organization? 

We want to become a player that knows all the different aspects of the digital world. We’re currently building strategic partnerships with important players in the e-commerce and design world. At the moment, we have 2 part-time employees, but over time we would like to change this to full-time employees.

8. Does the award have a nice place in your office?

Yes of course, we are extremely proud about the award! We were very surprised for winning it, but it would have never been possible without the advice and support of Melanie Nolens, Sven de Vocht en Nathalie De Schepper from Bryo Antwerpen and we would like to thank them once again!

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Hack my ride: improving Brussels’ public transportation

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MIVB, the public transportation society of Brussels, organized a hackathon, called ‘Hack my ride’. The goal of this hackathon was to improve the use of public transportation in Brussels. In total, 41 developers participated to the hackaton.

The developers had to create apps that would have an added value to the public transportation in Brussels. This task consisted out of 4 challenges:  the integration of public transportation in the daily digital life, an easier use of public transportation for people with limited mobility, a chatbox for better travelinformation and apps that combine health and public transportation, by for example promoting a combination of walking and public transportation.

Hack my ride took place in a comfortable workingarea, complete with a smoothiebar, gamezone, pooltable… The developers could even get massages. The entire hackathon was equipped to make the developers feel as comfortable as possible.

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The ultimate winner of Hack my ride was the 27-year old Eloi Strée with his team ‘Antartica LTD’. It was our honor to create an award for this hackathon!

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source: twitteraccount @STIBMIVB