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Project Breakdown: Trade Show Prototypes That Make Great First Impressions

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by The Technology House

Columbus Ohio based company, Knockout Concepts, is developing a mobile 3D Scanner. Their objective is to create a mobile 3D Scanner that can go wherever you go, and capture whatever what you see. The prototype renders a digital file that is suitable to CAD, 3D animation or 3D printing.

We first came in contact with Knockout Concepts when they needed show model prototypes for a trade show, the Maker Faire in Detroit. We asked Knockout Concept’s founder and CEO, Brooks Myers, the following questions on how additive manufacturing helps his product.

Sample prototype knockout
Why Do You Use Additive Manufacturing?
“Additive manufacturing is an affordable way for us to realize our designs fast so we can test form factors and ergonomics. “

Why Was the SLA Process Chosen?
“We wanted to bring a polished prototype to Maker Faire Detroit. SLA provides a level of finish that appears to be an injection molded part. You only have one chance to make a great first impression.”

How Did the Prototypes Improve Your Product?
“The prototypes from TTH helped to improve our presence at Maker Faire and we were awarded a Maker of Merit Blue Ribbon! Not only were the prototypes professional looking but they also helped us to learn from our initial design and identify where improvements could be made for our next iterations.”

Knockout prototype

Click HERE to visit Knockout Concept’s website to learn more about their product.

Every day TTH works with companies like Knockout Concepts in order to produce high quality parts under tight deadlines. Click HERE to see how additive manufacturing and 3D printing can streamline your product launch.