Frequently asked questions
WHAT TECHNIQUES DOES AURORA 3D PRINTING HAVE?
Creating design and concept art (character, Cosplay and prop design)
3D Printing can include FDM and SLA (Resin)
Sculpting 3D Design
Molding and casting
Weapon props, replica weapons - Swords, Pistols, Whips etc
Painting, finishing, faux finishes, weathering
COULD YOU DESIGN A PROP FOR ME?
Yes, Aurora 3D Printing Co are prop makers and can design props whether these are conceptual, blueprints or a breakdown for your costume - see Renly Baratheon for concept to physical. We can also prop repair if you have a damaged prop.
Blueprints/Design to it's physical form can be time consuming, especially in the case of 3D Printing. Any quotes given include materials and time.
ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER?
Yes we are, but a scaled down version. Unlike most manufacturers we don't have a minimum buy, so if you need something replicating and only one being made, we can cater to your requirements. Our production runs, 3D printing process, computer aided design and printing technology allow us to work alongside art and designers, in technical theatre, within the film and tv industry and with some of the largest companies in the world.
Our Latest creations
Below is a feed from our Instagram outlining but a few of our previous creations. As you can see we are very diverse in what we can design. create and bring to reality.
WHY 3D PRINTING?
Stereolithography or .STL files are an alternate to the usual cast patterns. Traditional wax patterns for investment casting can take weeks to construct and, should an error or design modification arise, the tool must be scraped and re-built.
3D printing removes the necessity for outsourcing during product development and permit for designs to be tested, amended and re-tested within days rather than weeks. This turnaround time allows for customisation of products, if required, and the materials used can produce parts stronger than machined aluminium with a finish compatible for final and end-use purposes.
As we're prop makers, utilising 3D Printers to make our props seems the only logical thing to do. Check out our cosplay, engineering or prop designs and you'll have an idea of our capabilities. Aurora 3D printing co offer free consultations when it comes to prop making, 3D design or as a 3D printing.
We accept easy and complicated commissions, repairing props, so send us pictures, dimensions and a description of what you'd like to achieve.
We've a lot of practice in creating cosplay costumes, replica BAFTA awards, replica Oscar awards, game of thrones armour, such as Renly Baratheon's Gorget and shoulder armour, as well as Renlys crown which is a replica of the on-screen version. We also make Robert Baratheon's crown as well as every other crown that can be found on HBO's great T.V series.
Cosplay makers such as aurora 3D printing co project a process for bringing characters to life. While every manufacture's process is unique, the majority of cosplayer's follow a similar set of protocols for completing a task. This could be experiment with different materials, additive manufacturing, multiple 3d printing processes, computer aided design
You can count on Aurora 3D Printing Co to not only meet, but exceed all your needs and requests. We specialise in 3D Printing FDM and SLA, 3D printer set-up service and prop making. We're able to take on commissions not matter how big or small.
All we need is an .STL file and within the hour, you will receive your 3D printing quote, easy. Our goal is to quote for any rapid prototyping project at an effective cost price.
Our 3D printers offer extremely high levels of accuracy, useful functional longevity and will deliver a higher surface finish to meet the demands of most model designers. They are excellent for creating rapid prototypes for plenty of designs. It might come as a surprise but the technique for 3D printing has been available since the 1980s.
As well as Worldwide, Aurora 3d printing co offers 3D Printing services within the U.K and the local areas such as Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Swinton, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Derby and Manchester. We work for and on behalf of Technical Theatres, Set designers, production runs, Film and TV, other prop makers, art and designers and educational facilities.
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