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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Anna Jordan Wins Gaudio Manufactured Bruntwood Prize

Anna Jordan beat 1,800 other applicants to take home the bespoke cone-shaped award as well as the £16,000 prize for her play, Yen, the story of two brothers living on the edge of society with their dog Taliban.

The Bruntwood Playwriting Prize was first awarded in 2005, but this year featured a brand new trophy design. The cone-shaped concept was designed by Hemisphere and as the industry experts, we were tasked with finding a manufacturing solution. Starting with SolidWorks, our design team modelled the concept in 3D CAD and began exploring materials and finishes.

Using the 3D CAD files we were able to quote the manufacturing time, cost and even the weight of the final product as well as producing photo-realistic renderings and animations to show the client an accurate representation of the final product - all without producing a prototype (and the time and costs that go along with producing a prototype).

The CAD files were used to create an SLA 3D printed model which would in turn be used to create a lost wax casting. Once the awards had been cast our polishing team finished the awards to ensure a smooth surface prior to plating.

The cone awards were finished in hard-wearing Nickel plate which would give the final product its colouring and shine. The internals were finished in a vibrant red paint and a hand engraved logo was applied to the outside.

If you have a requirement for a bespoke award or trophy please contact our friendly team to find out about our free design service.

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