The 3D printing world epitomizes innovation, creativity and passion, and the 3D Printing Industry Awards needs a trophy that celebrates those things: the Flame of Possibility.
A core of tapered pentagonal forms drawn through with internal features are arrayed into a dodecahedron and fused together. A sleek slab curves from below and sweeps above, bearing the awards inscription, and providing space for any additional content. Underneath sits a faceted, wireframe Mobius-style torus, cradling the trophy body.
- * Trophy body is intended for SLA manufacture, and includes internal features to be revealed in translucent materials.
- * Trophy base is intended for MJF fabrication, and has a 0.5mm tolerance to fit the body.
- * The body is intended for translucent or transparent materials in SLA, to reveal the internal channels. A glossy or reflective outer surface will also highlight external features.
- * As the base is to be manufactured using MJF, the expectation is that it will be nylon, in grey or black, and opaque.
- * With a maximum bounding box dimension of 105mm, the trophy fits within the maximum and minimum size constraints.
- * Visually, the core of the trophy recalls the shape of a flame, but integrates that shape with precise geometric constructions.
- * It was important that the design show detail on both the micro and macro level, giving from one perspective a broad, cohesive shape, while providing an intricate set of features when viewed much closer.
- * Given that there are numerous material possibilities for the trophy body, the design was developed to dazzle whether the material is opaque or transparent, shiny, reflective or matte. Different materials will simply give a different character to the form.
- * Originally, the base of the trophy was more organic in shape, but has been simplified to a faceted form. The rectangular holes at the small scale give an odd and interesting contrast to the curved, twisting torus at the larger scale.
So, Protolabs, can you make this? :D