Childrens’ Toy Slime Sprayer
Prototype toys – With the toy industry forever changing and evolving and with new trends leading the way. Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) were approached by a leading product design company to produce a high-quality prototype, that was to be used at a trade fair to gain more business. We are often approached by toy entrepreneurs for small production runs to test the market especially as we can go from prototype to small production runs of 1000’s before the commitment of mass production.
From supplied 3D data files (STL), we were able to produce all of the components that made up the sprayer using our Stereolithography (SLA) technology. SLA was chosen due to its surface finish, definition of detail and clear resin 11120. Once all components had been built they were given to MNL creative finishing department. The main bottle needed to have a flawless finish to give that glasslike appearance. A tint was applied to the top of the bottle to give it that slime effect. The nozzles and handles were finished in a bright green, to look like production moulded parts.
We have the ability to create virtually clear 3D printed parts and we can do this from data to desk in a matter of days.