Case Studies

“传统手工业如何才能在当今科技飞速发展的情况下,巧妙抓住属于自己的机遇?”Hobbymax是一家中国新兴手办品牌,成立于2015年下半年。核心业务是动画、游戏、影视类IP周边衍生品的开发、生产与销售。自成立至今,Hobbymax已经出品了数十款手办产品,凭借产品的高质量与品牌优势获得业内人士与广大爱好者的高度评价。Kiking是一名知名手办原型设计师,也是手办品牌Hobbymax的创始人。早在2007年,他就创立了“Hobbymax”这一独立手办品牌,随后前往日本作为职业原型师进修,开始了为期四年的修炼。在2015年,Kiking回国后正式成立了自己的手办公司Hobbymax。 在综合考虑到中国手办行业的未来发展趋势后,Kiking在2016年的时候决定在公司内使用EnvisionTEC的3D打印机。“为什么手办公司会选择使用3D打印机?”手办是将动画、漫画和游戏中的角色和场景立体化成模型,作为周边衍生品的一个重要部分,具有极高的艺术观赏性和收藏价值。而奠定手办价值的两个纬度则分别是发行量和工艺。生产手办的钢模本身具有一定寿命,且造价昂贵,因此决定了每款手办在市面上的发行量非常有限,可能无法满足实际的市场需求。此外,传统的手办原型制作是由纯手工完成的,原型师需要使用雕刻刀等各种工具,从一款粘土开始塑型,制作出一款造型非常精致的人形手办,这个过程将花费4-6个月的时间。而每一款新的手办都需要原型师重新“从无到有”进行制作。 现在,Hobbymax在原型制作早期阶段使用3D打印机,帮助节省制作周期。在工作量差不多的情况下,借助3D打印设备将比100%纯手工制作节省约1/3的时间。原型师使用Maya、3DMAX、Zbrush等软件建立模型,可以在电脑中非常迅速地修正原型,如果是手工修正的话则需要花费几个小时甚至几天的时间。建模完成后,再将模型通过3D打印机打印出来,以便后期的细化与完善。所以说,3D打印机真的是一项非常关键的元素!“时代在变化,传统并不意味保守与落后,我希望能够以更多新的方式来发扬传统手工业。”Kiking这么对我们说,“早在十年以前,海外一流的手办公司就已经在原型制作阶段使用3D打印机了。”“EnvisionTEC的3D打印机究竟能够给Hobbymax带来什么?”EnvisionTEC作为全球领先的专业级3D打印解决方案供应商,针对不同的应用提供不同的解决方案。EnvisionTEC的3D打印机操作简单,能够迅速提供3D打印样本,和其他品牌的3D打印机相比,具有更高的实用性和可靠性,打印出来的样件具有光洁的表面和高清的细节。“幸亏有了EnvisionTEC和专业代理商东莞博泰科技,我们能够将更多时间投入在产品的量产或者其他新产品的开发。”Kiking说,“而对于我们来说,节省产品的开发周期和成本这一点非常重要。”...

D-Entity is a 50-year-old, full-service dental and orthodontic laboratory that has embraced technology change as a means to deliver affordable and quality care to patients. It has two facilities in Italy, in Modena and Rimini, and co-owner Roberto Acorsi says the company has embraced all things...

Hazleton Casting Company in Eastern Pennsylvania can now offer fast-turnaround castings without expensive hard tooling to its specialty equipment manufacturers Revolutionizing a manufacturing process that has been around for more than 5,000 years isn’t done overnight, but that is precisely what is happening in the metal...

How the Loop Was Born Maarten Bodewes didn’t set out to get into the hearing care business. A young engineer for Microsoft in Antwerp, Belgium, he was busy enjoying life — including the joys of clubbing and live music. After one night out having fun, Maarten couldn’t shake...

With more than 100 3D print jobs a week, Oral Arts puts its seven 3D printers through the paces, and the team knows from experience which 3D printers really deliver Thomas Winstead founded Oral Arts Dental Laboratories in 1970 in Huntsville, Alabama. Oral Arts has grown...

Luke S. Kahng owns and operates one of the most successful and innovative dental labs in the United States. His LSK121 Oral Prosthetics outside of Chicago serves about 500 dentists, primarily in North America. A Korean immigrant, Kahng is proud of the work his company does...

For more than 35 years, Laboratorio Artigiano Goretti has been producing semi-finished components for footwear in Serra de’ Conti in the Italian province of Ancona. In addition to its experience, Goretti is known particularly for it high-quality uppers and studs, as well as a culture that...

Located in Suzhou, China, professional inner-ear monitor manufacturer, Senhear, relies on EnvisionTEC 3D printers and materials to affordably deliver high-quality products. Senhear makes customized, and increasingly fashionable, inner-ear devices with EnvisionTEC's Perfactory 4 Standard XL machines, which use advanced DLP technology, and DDSP printers. Before 3D printing,...

Martin Miller worked for a jeweler for 20 years before he decided to break out on his own, as a full-service jewelry design studio with a focus on custom pieces. “I needed to get out and do things on my own,” said Miller, whose Flow to...

Bay View Dental Laboratory in Chesapeake, Virginia, is a family business, and although it’s a mid-to-large lab, with 50 employees, after 75 years in business, it still maintains an intimate family feel. Today, a group of second- and third-generation of Shafers are carrying the torch into...

What is the best 3D printer for the jewelry industry? The largest full-service jewelry and watch store in the Northwest relies on a 3D printer from EnvisionTEC for building castable patterns that require detail such as pave and millgraining.   In 2011, the Jewelry Design Center in...

Making Digital Moves with 3D Printing — Stop-motion animation Emmy Award winner uses EnvisionTEC‘s 3D printing solutions to bring to life 3D digital designs From 3D printing hobbyist to professional-grade 3D printer user and spokesperson, Emmy Award winner, Tommy Keiser has taken his digital design skills...

Cost control, 30 micron accuracy, and one-day turnaround — Centric Laboratories in Grand Rapids, Mich., had been serving dentistry with high-end cosmetic and restorative solutions for about 29 years when it decided to make the move to a digital practice, which is helping its business continue to...

A variety of EnvisionTEC 3D printers play a crucial role in keeping large dental lab competitive — Over the years, there have been several pivotal moments when Don Albensi, CEO at Albensi Laboratories in Pittsburgh, thought his business was on the verge of extinction. A new, disruptive technology...

Before he got into 3D printing, Dr. Cosmo Haralambidis — known as Dr. Cosmo — researched the machines for about two years. In his 17-plus years in practice, Dr. Cosmo has always run a progressive, high-tech, full-service orthodontics practice for adults and children. For example, he...

Ohio orthodontist offers better patient experience by taking digital impressions, developing virtual treatment plans and 3D printing dental models In the October 2016 issue of Orthotown, Roy Scott, DDS, gets specific about how his business has been transformed by going digital, sharing actual cost data. He...

Dan Dement has been in the jewelry business for nearly fifty years, the last sixteen making custom jewelry for customers at his Stone Oak Jewelers store in San Antonio. Being in Texas, Stone Oak specializes in bling. “Very few of our rings have fewer than 200 stones...

Dr. Edward Lin serves on boards for SureSmile, American Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontics Committee On Technology, Imaging Sciences, OrthoTown and Orthodontic Practice. Today, when it comes to 3D printers, Lin said, “We only use EnvisionTEC.” Dr. Edward Lin of Orthodontic Specialists of Green Bay...

EnvisionTEC produces superior and precise 3D printers for many different industry sectors and a wide range of applications. One such application is the development of production tools – for which accurate 3D printing is an ideal fit as demonstrated by VDM Kunststoftechniek....