We recently completed a project printing two Trophies for AutoDesk, with an incredibly quick turnaround of just one week. We used our HP MJF 4200 printer, this machine is ideal for printing durable parts with a smooth finish, meaning the surface is perfectly primed for metal plating – in this case Shiny Copper.
The design called for a Generative Design effect, which can be seen in the small cellular holes throughout the stem of the trophies. This adds depth to the overall look of the finished project. Plating 3D printed objects in metal can give a fantastic finish, creating a strong and stable print that is still light weight and far cheaper than traditional manufacturing alternatives.