3D Printing for iPhone 5 Cases

Needless to say, all of us at Advanced Design Concepts love to hear about new technology. This is why we were very excited when Apple® presented the iPhone® 5 at an event in San Francisco on September 12, 2012. The newest iPhone featuring a new 4-inch Retina™ display, a thinner and lighter body, a new Apple-designed A6 chip for much faster performance, and most importantly – better battery life. However, as a engineering services firm, we’re more interested in the manufacturing technology that comes along with the new iPhone.

A model of Apple’s new iPhone 5. The phone will be released on September 21, 2012

Only a day after Apple’s iPhone 5 display – September 13, 2012 – 3D Systems Corporation announced that it has released its Freshfiber™ line of 3D printed cases for the new  iPhone 5. The cases feature  intricate designs and double-layers for cushioning for cushioning and shock absorption. As an authorized reseller for 3D Systems, ADC and its employees are amazed to see how two different types of technology can work together.

Samples of 3D Systems’ FreshFiber Line for 3D printed iPhone 5 cases.

Now despite the fact that the iPhone 5 doesn’t hit the shelves until September 21, you can find unique 3D print designs for other major smartphones at the Freshfiber website. Additionally, if you are looking for a custom design for your iPhone, Blackberry®, Samsung Galaxy®, iPad®, or other smart device – be sure to contact a representative from ADC. We would be more than happy to work with you to design a case to fit your personal needs!

ADC’S Open House a Success

A big thanks goes out to everyone who attended last week’s open house at our offices in Pewaukee, WI. You all helped to make it a success! We took a lot of pictures to document the event for those that didn’t get the opportunity to come, so here is a quick recap.

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The welcome sign that was posted in front of our offices

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Some paper lanterns what we used to decorate the offices

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Spread of the food that was provided to all that attended. Yum!

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Display case with 3D Printed prototypes. All of these models and parts were produced using the 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping machines at ADC.

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The prizes that were given away to those who attended the open house last Thursday. Each prize was selected through a drawing. Some of the prizes included Brewers, Packers, and ADC apparel.

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One of the 3D Printing Machines (the 3DTouch from 3D System’s line of 3D Printers to be more specific) that we used to give live demonstrations. The 3DTouch printed all of the “lucky ducks” that are placed on top of the machine itself. If you look closely at the platform, it’s actually in the middle of printing one!

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The most intricate 3D Printed object on display at our open house. Not only is the skeletal structure of the hand made with 3D Printing technologies, but the see through skin casing is as well. If you look closely, you can see wrinkles in the skin, and fingernails on each finger.

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Another angle of the 3D Printed hand. Again, you can see the intricate details of the hand itself.