Sure, 3D printing has been incredibly instrumental in the medical field. It’s made huge inroads into automotive design and manufacturing.
It’s also become one of the most talked-about technologies in emerging construction techniques. However, it’s now going to the big screen – Hollywood is putting this technology to use in a number of interesting ways, and PartWorks is going along for the ride.
3D Printing Brings New Prop Solutions to Hollywood
Props play an incredibly immense role in the production of movies and TV shows. From the iconic katana in Highlander to the phasers used by the crew of the Enterprise on Star Trek, props are absolutely everywhere.
Creating those props can be costly and time consuming, but 3D printing technology might be able to help. At least, that’s what PartWorks thinks.
PartWorks is a new company based in Atlanta (a city that’s become synonymous with movie and TV production in recent years). They’ve just announced a new service for filmmakers and producers, too – Industrial Concierge.
It will provide filmmakers with access to a very wide range of printing machines, including SLA, SLS, FDM, DMLS and more. This ensures that props can be printed in a wide range of materials, from plastic to metal, ensuring that budgets can be more easily met, and that the quality of the props is as high as possible.
“3D printing is dramatically changing the motion picture, home video and television industry,” explained the company’s CEO, Scott Geller. “PartWorks is uniquely positioned to provide a one-stop digital manufacturing solution that studios and production houses can rely on to quickly and efficiently bring fantasy closer to reality.
In a business where each prop is custom and can be quite extraordinary, our customers demand quick, reliable responses and premium service. Our unique combination of custom part design and production services dramatically reduces turnaround time and lowers the risk of involving multiple partners.”
That simplification and increase in quality and customization are exactly what Hollywood needs today. PartWorks will be able to produce almost anything necessary for any scale and budget, ranging from standard ABS plastic to thermoplastics and biocompatible materials.
However, the company isn’t stopping with movie props. They’re also offering solutions for a very wide range of industries, including aerospace companies, medical firms and industrial needs.
In addition to 3D printing, the company can also offer plastic injection molding, stamping, CNC machining and a wide range of other services.
This is just one more example of how 3D printing technology is becoming embedded in all aspects of modern society. It’s only set to expand, as well.