Pharmaceutical Company Zoetis Inc. Ran the World’s Largest 3D Printed Educational Campaign Across Canada 0
If you stepped into a veterinary clinic in Canada recently, you might have come across this 3D printed "flea" house.
Zoetis Inc., the world's largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock, wanted a unique teaching tool for veterinary staff to educate their clients on the risks of a flea infestation in the home as well as talk to clients about a comprehensive tick control strategy. They therefore ran the world's largest 3D printing and augmented reality based educational campaign across Canada.
CHM Communications, a full-service bilingual advertising agency specializing in strategic and creative thinking together with partner MatterThings - 3D printing services, conceived and executed this project.
The model allows staff to easily illustrate the issues with regards to fleas on pets and in the home, and on the back there is a slot for a handout on tick control and a holder for tick removers for the client to take home.
INTEGRATED MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY
CHM Communications brought a unique feature to the flea house by having incorporated augmented reality.
Using a downloaded app on your phone or tablet, it would recognize, in this case, the image below which is the back of the flea house. An educational video would then launch about the risks of a flea infestation in the home and how to control it.
MANUFACTURING: 3D PRINTING THE FLEA HOUSES
From design to production, all components of these 440 model houses manufactured for the campaign were 100% made right here in Montreal (Quebec) Canada.
MatterThings - 3D Printing had over twenty of their 3D printers working around the clock for several months to complete the production.
To give you an idea, each room took 4.5 hours to 3D print and 309 g. of PLA bio-plastic on one of their MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers.
PLA (Polylactic Acid) a food safe bio-plastic derived from renewable resources - corn starch was used to 3D print the houses and furniture. This bio-plastic is very durable and resists many solvents such as acetone, motor oil, gasoline, paint thinner, etc.
MatterThings - 3D Printing Services used every generation of MakerBot desktop 3D printer to build each component of the house. Even their Cupcake and Thing-o-Matic were busy 3D printing mattresses and arm chairs!
To learn more about the following companies visit:
Zoetis Canada: www.zoetis.ca
CHM Communications: www.chmcommunications.com
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Folie Technique Custom 3D Printed Headphones Project 0
Students attending summer camp at Polytechnique Montréal took part in an engineering program where they designed custom headphones, and we 3D printed them.
As part of an initiative to garner interest in the sciences among younger individuals, Polytechnique Montréal organizes a summer camp for ages 7-17 called Folie Technique. At the summer camp, attendees take part in multiple interactive projects which teach them technical skills and help them visualize various scientific concepts.
This program was created in 1991, and has been giving students scientific and technical skills since then. Last year nearly 1400 students attended the summer camp!
This particular project was part of a series of workshops on mechanical engineering. Starting by teaching students to make and understand technical drawings and 3D models, the students then make technical drawings of their custom headphone designs using a CAD (computer-aided design system).
From there we receive the files and print the students' headphones (only the exterior earpiece, not the headband) in their desired colors. Using PLA, we created more headphones than we can count, and the students seem very happy with their new functional headphones, as you can see!
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