AM for Entertainment

The Additive Manufacturing Advantage

Make the cut.

Everyone, from the investor to the studio manager, demands costs are kept down. As a result, model makers, set designers and costume designers have to be even more creative in their thinking and resourcing. It’s good to know that 3D printing materials are some of the cheapest available to the entertainment industry.

And the applications seem endless. 3D printing can be used for mastering monster movements to reverse scanning of real dinosaur data for exact replications to improving the manufacturability of complex props such as weapons to wearable parts.

Research & Development

When character design and development involves multiple modifications, 3D printing can offer rapid, cost effective solutions. Utilise our large bed capacity to turn multiple iterations of your detailed digital model into physical models.

Fashion and Armour

3D printing enables you to push the limits of fashion design and avoid costly moulding processes. Create visually impressive, wearable parts with intricate details, from headwear to footwear, each personalised in fit for the wearer.

Prop Production and Manufacturing

Scan real artefacts and models and create exact replicas and effects closer to reality than ever before. 3D printing enables multiples to be produced quickly and effectively. When 3D printing materials don’t suit the product, the process can be used to make superior pattern masters for other manufacturing processes.

Animation and Stop Motion

When your backdrop is a strange universe and your animation is in 3D, 3D printing will enable you to create custom-made settings that blend seamlessly into the atmosphere of your story. They can be painted and blended to your heart’s content. Representing myriad emotions and myriad stances of the same character can easily be achieved with 3D printing. Recreating 100s of minute adjustments of a single character in a short space of time can be achieved quickly and cost effectively.

What do you want to make today?

“In the property-maker’s room lives the wizard of the studio. He is always experimenting with new compositions with which to get the multitudinous effects that he is called on to supply.“

Edward Carrick Designing for Films

SLA in the Entertainment Sector

Applications

Ideal for assessing design concepts, validation prototyping for high visual pieces, including wearable parts, weapons and armour, models and set design pieces to 800mm x 800mm x 650mm, multiples and miniatures.

SLS in the Entertainment Sector

Applications

Strong, durable, highly detailed parts with superior thermal stability. SLS delivers on functional prototypes. With some flexibility and no need for support structures, SLS is great for producing masks and helmets for motion capture.

FFF in the Entertainment Sector

Applications

Fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, which need to be stiff and strong, and durable; one-off functional parts such as electronics housings, paddles and handles.

DLS in the Entertainment Sector

Straight to production. Faster to market.

Using resins designed to help accelerate production, Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) has the potential to radically change the prop and model-making industry.

DLS prints up to 100 times faster than traditional 3D methods. The resultant parts are practically layer-free parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties.  The process uses a broad portfolio of biocompatible materials, providing prop and costume designers with opportunities for mass customisation, rapid design iterations, multiple part production and no tooling costs.

Production

Printing multiple, end-use parts provides scale economics. We currently offer 10 different resins and rubbers, all of which are biocompatible.

Applications

DLS prints multiples of small parts with unrivalled accuracy. Perfect for stop motion character recreation, miniatures, straps, scale models and more.