Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) challenge was to produce a Goal poker Trophy. MNL were supplied with a 2D sketch and an artist’s illustration of what the finish trophy should look like. From this information MNL turned this idea into reality by generating 3D CAD.
In this instance an STL file is what was required for the 3D print machines. The trophy was produced using the following processes.
The main body of the ball was produced via Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) in a durable PA nylon, and then given to the workshop for MNL’s high skilled model makers to give it that perfect finish.
The individual sections that were common parts were produced via vacuum casting from original 3D printed parts, giving a very durable part in an ABS mimic. The individual parts like the heart, spade etc. were also produced via 3D printing in SLS, and again hand finished by MNL’s crafted model makers.
Beauty & the Geek star Alex Slater presents the trophy to Ian Frazer at Goalpoker.com’s Champions League of Poker Tournament Final held at the Embassy Club on May 16, 2006 in London.
Ian Frazer became the first ever winner of the Goalpoker.com ‘Champions League of Poker’ Trophy after winning a nail biting final in London.
Ian held his nerve to see off the challenge of nine other rivals in the plush surroundings of the Embassy Club in the capital to win one of the largest cash poker prizes in the Europe during May 2003.
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