AFINIA 3D-Printing Filament Box

Photo-Realistic Rendering of AFINIA's New 3D-Printing Filament Spools

Photo-Realistic Rendering of AFINIA’s New 3D-Printing Filament Spools

Funny thing happened today …

3D-Printed Patterns for Casting Molten Aluminum

3D-Printed Patterns for Casting Molten Aluminum

I was 3D-Printing some Aluminum casting patterns for my friend SuperDave and needed to add a new roll of 3D-printing filament to the printer and noticed the rendering I did for AFINIA 3D last year was on the box …

SolidWorks Rendering as appears on the AFINIA 3D-Printing Filament Box

SolidWorks Rendering as appears on the AFINIA 3D-Printing Filament Box

I knew they were going to use the SolidWorks renderings, but got busy on other projects and completely forgot to look for the designs on the boxes until today when noticed it on the spools they sent me a while back.

AFINIA Gear Logo Design made with SolidWorks CAD Software

AFINIA Gear Logo Design made with SolidWorks CAD Software

It was a great test project to combine SolidWorks Photo-Realistic renderings with real-world studio photographed items …

Filament Spool Photo-Realistic Rendering with Robotic Claw Design

Filament Spool Photo-Realistic Rendering with Robotic Claw Design

Their industrial designers had already drawn the Filament Spool design into SolidWorks to create the injection moldings … and I just took what they had and added filament, created stack assemblies, and then rendered the items.

Robotic Claw on the Back of the AFINIA 3D-Printing Filament Box

Robotic Claw on the Back of the AFINIA 3D-Printing Filament Box

Also noticed a few of the 3D-Printing designs I made for them to print at Trade-Shows are shown on the back of the 3D-Printing Filament Box.

3D-Printed Robotic Gripper with Press Together Parts

3D-Printed Robotic Gripper with Press Together Parts

The 3D-Printed Robotic Claw design went on to be chosen by GrabCAD.com as the ‘Most 3D-Printable Model’ for 2015.

GrabCAD 2015 Golden Gear Award

Stratasys purchased GrabCAD and they asked me to design a new Robotic Grabber Version for them to use as an example for 3D-Printed parts at Trade Shows and in their advertisements …

GrabCAD Robotic Grabber for their new 3D-Printing Software

They use the 3D-Printed ‘Grabber’ files as examples in the Software …

GRABCAD Advertisement for their New 3D-Printing Software

The Grabber uses no glue and is press-together 3D-Printed parts …

3D-Printed Robotic Grabbers ready to hand out at a Trade Show

GrabCAD 3D-Printing YouTube Demonstration Videos …

Grabber 3D-Printed parts also used in YouTube Demo Videos …

Other companies also use my 3DP Robotic Grabber in their Promotions …

riZe 3D-Printer using the Robotic Grabber from GrabCAD Software

Also, made some fun AFINIA Logo items that can be 3D-Printed …

Test Image View of the AFINIA Gear Logo Design Created with SolidWorks

Test Image View of the AFINIA Gear Logo Design Created with SolidWorks

The AFINIA Logo Gear was also a lot of fun to design and print …

AFINIA's Logo turned into a 3-Dimensional Logo with SolidWorks

AFINIA’s Logo turned into a 3-Dimensional Logo with SolidWorks

They gave me an image of their pre-designed flat 2D-AFINIA Logo and I used SolidWorks to turn it into a 3-Dimensional Logo that could be put onto other items for 3D-Printing at Trade-Shows.

Another View of the AFINIA Logo created into a 3D-Printable Logo

Another View of the AFINIA Logo created into a 3D-Printable Logo

We did a lot of test designs and then rendered them with SolidWorks to the image size of 5000 x 4000 … Below is an very high-resolution image showing what can be done with SolidWorks CAD Software.

I drew the filament strand wraps with imperfections to make them look more realistic in the final printed images … Printed items look much different than clear computer screen views.

( Click on the SolidWorks Rendering below  &  Zoom-in )

Click on this Thumbnail Image to see the full size 5000 x 4000 Rendering

Click on this Thumbnail Image to see the full size 5000 x 4000 Rendering

Fun to see items later that I completely forgot about …

AFINIA-3D WEBSITE LINK

Well Done AFINIA 3D for trying out SolidWorks renderings on your boxes!!

  • CHEERS …

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