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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.
Here’s a list of fully 3D printed awards that inspire us.
1. Design Management Europe Awards
Design Management Europe Awards, designed and produced by Cardiff product design and research centre, PDR.
2. Reboot Develop 2015 Awards
Reboot Develop 2015, the “Biggest game developers and industry professionals conference in south east Europe”, which took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Design by Zagreb-based MOGLO.3. Johny Walker Keep Walking Award
Designed by theMakerBot Studio design team for the annual TechCrunch Disrupt.4. Formula One and Moto GP Trophy
Design by Antonio Pio Saracino for Eni. 5. Flanders Classsic Cycling Race Gent-Wevelgem
Award for Flanders classic cycling race Gent-Wevelgem, designed by Nick Ervinck.6. The Oscars
3D printed Oscars, produced by Polich Tallix fine art foundry. Original design by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons.
7. International Prize For Emerging Artists In Digital Art
3D printed award for “International Prize For Emerging Artists In Digital Art”, the prestigious French Prix Cube 2013 awards designed by Hugo Arcier.
Photo by: Christophe Luxereau8. Architizer A+Awards Trophy
Designed by Snarkitecture. 9. Essenscia Award
This is the Essenscia Innovation Award 2012. Twikit (3D Trophy Factory) designed this custom trophy for Essenscia. The body is 3D printed in polyamide, sandblasted and sprayed in satin white. The base is polished plexi.10. Designer of the year award (I.Materialise)
3D printed award designed by 3D Trophy Factory.For more award designs please check out our portfolio here.
Transforming a 2D concept in to a 3D award is child’s play for 3D Trophy Factory.
What’s in a name, right?
There are many ways to go about creating a 3D award from a 2D logo. It can range from really simple and sleek to really elaborate designs with lots of organic elements or geometrical shapes. All depends on the brief and expectations from the client.
The possibilities are endless and with custom manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC any design is within our reach.
The most used and most effective way of creating a 3D object from a 2D concept is extrusion. This method extends an object along its Z axis to give it depth and body.
Example of extrusion
In the example below we have transformed simple 2D text in to a fun 3D award for Deloitte. You can also try this yourself by creating your own text totem in our webshop.
The awards we made for the Belgian National Lottery are a bit more complex than regular extrusion.
For this project 3D Trophy Factory designed a more organic 3D shape based on the 2D logo of the client. The creative project starts from the original 2D logo and goes through a creative design process driven by our designers and based on the client’s input.
An other example of a more complex conversion is the award we made for the city of Antwerp. At first glance it looks like an intricate 3D structure but standing right in front of it you recognize the typical logo of the city of Antwerp.
Are you looking for a beautifully designed and unique award for one of your events? Contact us!
We often get the question whether 3D printing is expensive. And as is so often the case, the answer is more complicated than just simply a yes or no.
Many variables and different scenarios apply. It depends on the materials that are used, the size of the object, number of copies you need and the printer you are planning to use. In many cases a post-production finish (polish, varnish…) is also needed and will need to be included in the overall cost.
In general, you could say that 3D printing small objects is cheap and 3D printing large objects is expensive. Prices go up exponentially as the object size increases.
Philips – 3D shaver with customizable 3D printed handle
The cost of 3D printing doesn’t have any correlation with the complexity of your product’s design but it has everything to do with the cost of the material and the amount of resource material that is used. Material prices can go from €50/kg (ABS powder plastics) upto €500/kg (titanium powder), depending on what you need.
3D Trophy Factory – Design your own 3D printed award
And although precious metals are even more expensive, jewelry production is very suitable for 3D printing. It allows designers to quickly make one-off creations and customized designs without the need to create and recreate molds until the design is exactly how they want it.
Anne Zelien – Customizable Text Jewel
3D printing is also an excellent manufacturing method when you are creating prototypes, limited editions or customized products whereas traditional manufacturing techniques (such as injection molding, rotational molding,…) make a lot more sense when you are thinking about mass production both with regards to scalability and costs.
However, as the 3D printing technologies advance, the competition increases and raw 3D printing materials become less expensive, the future is looking brighter and brighter for 3D printing. 3D printing will become cheaper and faster and we’ll see more and more products being manufactured by 3D printers.
Heart to Get – Signature Necklace
The biggest advantage of 3D printing is the short time it takes to get from concept to actual product and the possibilities it offers for increasingly intricate designs.
Have a look at this very beautiful Kinematic Petals dress (commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) by Nervous System! Now just a beautiful prototype and very much still in an experimental phase but maybe one day in the future a 3D printed garment might hang in your closet!
Nervous System – Kinematic Petal dress
In short, you might conclude that depending on the size of your object, the chosen material and number of copies you need, 3D printing is definitely the way to go!
Especially if you are considering giving your customers the option to customize your products themselves or if you are thinking of limited editions and unique pieces.
If you are looking to mass produce products, it’s probably not the best option yet.
Whatever the case may be, 3D printing is definitely worth considering for your special projects.
The design possibilities and applications are endless!