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Project Breakdown: Tradeshow SLA’s

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by The Technology House

Machines Used: 3D Systems SLA 500

Material Used: SL 7870 (Clear ABS)

Finish: Standard Finish

Industry: Architectural Models

An architectural model company contacted us to fabricate a model of a building.  This SLA prototype was to be used as a marketing tool for an upcoming trade show in Dubai.

SLA Architectural model

Our customer was under a tight deadline for this model.  The model was about 6 feet tall, and we had to run the parts in about 3 dozen sections.  The sections were run on multiple machines in order to speed up the lead time as much as possible.  We shipped some sections directly to the customer in the Middle East.  And our customer had their connecting flight stop in Cleveland so we could hand them the balance of the parts on a Saturday afternoon.  Our customer then caught their connecting flight that took them directly to the show with parts in hand.

All of this was done under tight deadlines.  It required an ample amount of open communication between the customer, the project manager, SLA technicians, and the operations department to ensure that each piece was done correctly within the 2 week deadline. But with the constant communication between all parties involved, the job was completed on time, and the customer was able to use the model as intended.

SLA prototype