Need a prototype? Szal Design can do that. With a Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer, we can print your product prototypes in a variety of different resins, and finish them in a variety of different ways. Szal Design can also outsource production of products which are needed in other materials, such as steel, silver, ceramics and a variety of plastics and flexible materials. In addition, Szal Design has extensive experience producing high quality prototypes from paper and other materials, as well as utilizing CNC and laser cutting machines to ensure an accurate finished product.
A 3D printed (steel) version of the Cape Cracker bottle opener, from Cape Clasp.
Here's a concept prototype of Babiators' Aces Navigator design. The frame is made from Formlabs Tough resin, with a semi-translucent lens made from clear resin.
Here's the original concept of Babiators' Aces Aviator line. the 3D printed sunglasses frames were finished in black acrylic with white Aces graphics, and a prototype sleeve box was created to hold them.
Due to delays in manufacturing, Szal Design was asked to create a finished prototype of Babiators' new product display, which we had designed several months prior. The factory had a completed display, but without graphics. Szal Design utilized vinyl graphics to quickly create a more appropriate, finished display, which was used to show to their customers.
Szal Design was asked by Babiators to design and build an "awesome" product display to display their product for the 2012 Mother's Day special of The Ellen Degeneres Show. There were no requirements or restrictions on the design, other than it had to be approved by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The display consists of a cloud base, with a field of rods rising delicately out of the cloud, supporting the sunglasses and boxes. The overall feel was to have the product floating amongst the clouds. The concept was first 3D modeled, and the base and sign then CNC-routed out of high density foam. Each individual rod was then cut to length, the entire display assembled and painted, then shipped off to California for the shoot. To see a clip of the display during the Ellen DeGeneres show, click here and skip to minute 10:15. To read a more detailed blog post about the design and construction of this display, click here.