CWMF

CWMF Corporation

Portable Silo Plant Equipment Trade Show Model

Model Scale: 1:20

Model Size: 3.5’L x 1.0’W x 2.5’H 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Project Info

For over 30 years, CWMF Corporation has been offering portable and stationary asphalt plant equipment, parts, and service. They help customers optimize overall plant performance and run at peak efficiency. 

CWMF Corporation brought on Archtype3d to build a traveling trade show model to demonstrate the basic functions of their one of the portable silo system.

Client:  CWMF Corporation

Project Type: Marketing and Trade Show

Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard

Vortisand

Vortisand® – Evoqua Water Technologies

Industrial Water Filtration System Trade Show Model

Model Scale: 1:12

Model Size: 3’L x 1.5’W x 2’H

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Project Info

Vortisand® systems are synonymous with water filtration, serving the industrial water markets since 1986. The award-winning Vortisand is a High Efficiency Microsand Filtration System. It is a high capacity media filter that combines cross-flow dynamics with microsand media to achieve submicron filtration performance. This technology allows the unit to operate at filtration rates of up to 5 times greater than those of traditional media filters while filtering 10-50 times finer.

Vortisand® brought on Archtype3d to build a traveling trade show model to demonstrate the basic functions of their industrial filtrations system.

Client:  Vortisand®

Project Type: Marketing and Trade Show

Lead Model Designer: Michael Steinkoenig

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 Research has offices in one the most distinguished (architect I. M. Pei) buildings in my town. Overlooking Boulder, sitting on a mesa against a backdrop of the dramatic mountains NCAR is a serious research facility dealing with the worlds climate. The also house a newly revised visitors center with many interactive and informational displays. We were commissioned by NCAR to construct a model of an ice core to be illuminated and placed in this visitors center.

ICE CORE: These are cylinders of ice mined in various locations from Greenland to the Arctic. The deeper the core sample the farther back in time the ice was formed. The bubbles in the ice still contain the atmospheric elements that were present during that ancient time to the core becomes a record of how our atmosphere formed and has evolved over the millennia.

In learning about the ice cores we visited the Denver Federal Center were many cores are brought for study. This is a lab that is kept at – 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The scientist work all day wearing protective clothing to keep from freezing. I asked a lot of questions and learned a lot about ice cores and how they look.

Building the models. We ended up building two identical full sized cores that matched a section of an actual ice core for scientific accuracy. Using clear acrylic tubes I poured clear resin in over 120 layers to match the image. I used experimented enough to create a chart showing how much stirring, how much resting and how much gel time was needed to match all the different bubble densities. A relatively clear layer along with a relatively cloudy layer of bubbles represents one year of ice build up. It took several weeks of pouring and curing the resin to get the core models built. One of them is now on display in the visitors center and has become a popular draw for tourists. The second one is used in the classroom and in scientific discussions about the cores themselves.

Working Pill Picker Model

These were complex courtroom models used to help explain machinery mechanics. The models represent two competing systems for robotically delivering prescription drugs to a pharmacist or nurse in a hospital.

Our models show the mechanics of the device. We placed hundreds of medicine packs on twelve rotating belts to demonstrate the flexibility and usability of the design. The question was, did this belt driven design step on the other robotic delivery patent. The answer was no, our model showed clearly the significant difference in technology used in designing their device. An article on the trial results can be found here.

Equipment Models of Cooling Towers

These two large models show the inner workings of two cooling tower designs. Built to travel to various trade shows and marketing events, these models made a huge impact wherever they were viewed.

Literally, thousands of baffles and louvers were inserted into these models. As part of my continuing education, I learned that the process of cooling a LOT of hot water involves blowing air over the water drops as they are being splattered about by all of these baffles. The housings for the fans were built from urethane poured into a two-part mold. The rest of the structure involved assembling a lot of pieces.

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