Prototypes

Scale Models for Museums – Ice Core

The great thing about being a model maker is that you never know what challenges the next project will bring. I live in Boulder CO, the location of NCAR, UCAR, NOAA, NIST and many other federal letters. The National Center for Atmospheric...

Parasolil

  Every model we build is unique to our client and designed around their needs. Working closely with the artistic director of Parasoleil we created a display that helped win them the best booth award when it was first shown. Parasoleil has a unique niche in the...

Lockheed Martin Telescope

We have done many models for Lockheed Martin. Unfortunately most of them are under tight non-disclosure agreements. This telescope model though is for public viewing and I am allowed to share these images. I build models for many products of which I have little...

Scientific Drilling

Scientific drilling needed to demonstrate their complex system for drilling for oil. Archetype 3D was hired to design and build a display model to demonstrate this system. The problem was how to represent radio waves travelling from an underground drill bit to a...

Prototype Shoe Model

We built this model for a light boot design for Solomon Boot Co. This prototype required that it be made of a material in a very specific density and flexibility. After building the original model, we made a two-part mold and cast the sole with...

Microchip

The problem with Microchips is mostly the MICRO part. In order to show the design and fit of their chips this client had us build several product models on a HUGE scale that can be shown to investors....

Sunglasses

Here are a few of the dozens of models we have done for Suncloud sunglasses. Many different techniques were employed including creating brass fittings, sculpting acrylic frames. creating RTV molds and making rubberized urethane model components....

Wind Turbine Models

The green revolution is here. We are creating the display models that help to fuel that revolution. These wind turbine models disassemble and pack up safely in a handy case to take to investor meetings and demonstrations. Several options are...

Shade Screens

This product prototype was created to help the home buyer visualize a custom canopy for their deck. We cut several versions of our laser cutters out of durable material and painted them to create the proper patina. The prototypes represent a...

Scoreboard

Here we were asked to create an unusual model representing a unique scoreboard. Because of the size and weight of this model, much care was given to the support structure. This prototype showed the unusually shaped speakers on the corners. The...

Personal Device

A product design firm requested this model. We did not get information on all of its functions but I was told that it is built to help blind people. We create the accurate shapes of any prototype and are often not given (or required to keep...

Shower Part

We are asked to build many small equipment model parts. I do not know what this does but the model is part of a shower assembly. This was grown on our 3D printer and sent to the client unfinished. A quick, cheap form and function model....

Mold Section

This shape looks simple but this subtle form is a section of a larger concrete pond layout. We cut this negative part our of urethane so that it could be molded in layered concrete as a proof of concept model. Our client makes huge concrete...

Movie Prop

Here is a unique pattern for a unique purpose. The design embossed on this acrylic disk represents alien communication. The shape is being used in a movie by being pressed into the soil and onto leaves to foreshadow the fact that...

Nuclear Parts

We get calls for emergency models and this was such a case. These prototypes parts were needed for a Monday meeting and we were given the call the Thursday before. This was one of those "drop everything and get this done" situations. The shapes...

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