“Having the option to 3D print finished products in a variety of vivid colors is exactly what we wanted for our line of toys.”
— Victoria Rose, Artist at RawrzToys
“Working with FATHOM on the Objet500 Connex3 has allowed me to realize my designs larger then ever before, and in beautiful brilliant colors! The team at FATHOM has been wonderful, helping me to understand which printer is right for my project. FATHOM and the Connex 3 have taken my project to the next level with finished pieces in vibrant colors.”
— Ann Sidenblad, Artist at RawrzToys
Artists Victoria Rose and Ann Sidenblad came together in 2012 to create RawrzToys, an original line of aquatic and safari creatures originally conceived in polymer clay.
Looking for a faster process that upheld their commitment to color, quality. and consistency, the duo turned to FATHOM for their low volume production needs.
“Our original process was too labor intensive,” said Rose. “We liked the idea of 3D printing and were experienced using 3D printed models as a master for mold making. We normally print our masters and produce molds, to cast and hand paint the finished product.”
Rose and Sidenblad opted to create end-use models on the Objet500 Connex3 because the system not only captured the resolution and quality, but produced 3D printed parts in a variety of brilliant colors.
“What’s great about the Connex3 is it can print fully finished colored pieces,” said Rose, “which is great for a few show stopping bigger toys we can use to complement our current toy line of hand finished toys.”
The designs were recreated in Maya software then 3D printed in various sections to their specifications. Each part was then hand assembled.
“The ease of making changes to the Maya file and the ability to scale as needed made all the difference for us,” said Rose. “Having the option to 3D print finished products in a variety of vivid colors is exactly what we wanted for our line of toys.” Download PDF →