Prototyping product designs at Bhold Design Studio – Ultimaker: 3D Printing Story

Prototyping product designs at Bhold Design Studio – Ultimaker: 3D Printing Story


I’m the founder and maker of Bhold, a product design
studio creating smart, minimalist designs that solve a problem in your everyday life We rapid prototype through 3D printing and produce
anywhere between 50 to over 100 versions before a design is deemed ready for release When I first started Bhold, if I had gone the traditional
route I would’ve launched 1 product in more than 1 year but with 3D printing I was able to launch not 1, but 4 ready-for-market, thoroughly tested
products in just 3 months During a design cycle I go through as many as
1 to 2 new versions per day and about half of my designs are actually
impossible to make without 3D printing so it opens up a whole new world of complex and
beautiful geometries that were not possible before I use the Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer to prototype and it’s
a machine that’s so well-designed and so well-built that I can spend less time managing
and fixing the machine and a lot more time focused on
designing and innovating It’s reliable enough that I feel confident running a print
overnight and just forget about it until it’s done Before today’s level of 3D printing technology,
it was fairly difficult and slow to prototype and to take a design
from concept to final product You’d have to tool or make the prototypes yourself and because this is slower,
you weren’t able to explore as many concepts and given time constraints and other constraints
you might end up making the mold too early Unlike traditional product manufacturers
Bhold’s designs are made better by technology and a community of beta-testers worldwide I’ve opened up the design process to be open and
transparent, creating a first-of-its-kind program where anyone can download, 3D print and test
our prototypes right as they’re ready Our testers are from New York, San Francisco,
London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Singapore and many, many more cities around the world Through my collaboration with Ultimaker
and beta testing with the Bhold Labs community I’m happy to present the finalized design
for our acoustic iPad speaker It’s amazing how 3D printing has enabled my work I’m fairly certain that this technology will make the
world a better place and I’m so excited to be a part of it

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