Commercial Case Study: Conductr
Conductr are an entertainment start up company based in Trafford Manchester. They produce digital creations of games such as Shuffleboard and Darts, making them more interactive. The company currently outsources most of their manufacturing requirements to external companies.
The company came to PrintCity with a problem with their new Shuffleboard product. Conductr had prototype units being shipped a major client in the US. For their product to function, the company required a specific puck top to be produced. Due to the initial low volumes of production required, it was not a viable solution to create a mould for the puck as the company had no orders confirmed.
PrintCity worked alongside Conductr to modify an existing CAD model of the Puck top, this included adding a loop for vapour smoothing and applying colour texture data to the parts. In total the company required 80 units across two different colour ways. The 80 parts were produced on the HP Multi Jet Fusion 580 colour, which enabled all the components to be printed in one build volume. To improve the surface finish and wear resistance, the parts were then vapour smoothed using the AMT SF50. All parts were produced within the space of a week, from 3D model preparation to 3D print post processing. This allowed Conductr to meet their deadline and deliver the prototype devices to their client.
Learn more about the project here.