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Golf Trophy: Mimicking Bronze With 3D Printing


How 3D printing advances are transforming an industry.

The Awards and Personalization industries go hand in hand, but when it comes to creating a custom trophy sculpt it becomes a daunting task that most could not logistically accomplish until now. For companies like King Sculpture Studios, Raise3D’s N2 Plus makes production quality results even easier. Custom sculpted and created for his client, bronze worker Tim King utilized the N2 Plus to capture all the artful details such as the likeness of the golfer’s face, clothing, and unique golf swing.

 

Raise3D Trophy Specs 3D Printed Bronze Look

 

Referencing dozens of images of his client's friend, King created the design in ZBrush, and printed small models on his N2 Plus. By utilizing a 3D printer, replicas like these small models are exactly the same every time which gives the artist a chance to confirm the design of the model before printing and painting the final product.

3d print on Raise3D N2 plus bed

When creating the final piece, minimal sanding was needed to clean support connection points on the back of the sculpture's legs and clothing. The artwork was finished by using wire for a golf club shaft and plastic primer spray paint, followed by 3 colors of metallic paint and clear lacquer sealant. It was attached to the top of a wooden trophy base with epoxy, and will be engraved to travel from tournament winner to winner throughout upcoming years.

3D printed trophy with  prep for final metallic painting

 

3D printing allowed a cost effective solution to what is normally an expensive and more time consuming traditional process

 

 

Both Tim and the client are extremely pleased with the quality of their Raise3D creation. 3D printing allowed a cost effective solution to what is normally an expensive and more time consuming traditional process using clay, molds, and metal casting. 

Images of Tim's additional projects can be seen at 
www.Bronze.Biz

Imitation metal bronze colored golf trophy created by 3D printing

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