Earlier this fall the Canadian Football League asked Media Resources if we’d like to run a play at the 106th Grey Cup festivities. As an integrated sign services provider we put our entire team at their disposal: digital LED scoreboards, sign service & installation, grand format printing and 3D fabrication.
For this game our 3D (VISION3D) and installation divisions were selected to play. Our part of the game plan included 3D props ranging from a 6’ long football, giant CFL logo’d helmet, size 186 shoe, goal post, essentially everything in the picture but the players!
The process started with CNC carving out of EPS foam (3D printing not used for this project). Next came hard coating for durability (so the players could sit on the football). Hand airbrushing and vinyl graphics got the pieces ready for kick off. Then we lateraled to our installation and service team in Edmonton to build the walls and mount all the pieces — a Media Resources team effort!
While Media Resources scored big at the Grey Cup the final victory went to the Calgary Stampeders winning 27 to 16 over the Ottawa Redblacks. Congratulations Stampeders!!
If your company is interested in discussing 3D props for your next big game, give the VISION3D team at Media Resources a call!
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Creating an outstanding 3D-printed show-stopping display can do more than just advertise a product. Here at Media Resources our 3D Printing Department was commissioned to build a 13ft bullet structure to help facilitate the voice of a not-for-profit organization hoping to end gun violence in Canada. Despite their modest budget we were able to work out a plan that suited their voice and their wallets.
Our in-house custom 3D fabrication artists constructed a replica of the not-for-profit’s logo out of foam and airbrushed by hand. No details were overlooked – not even the scuff marks!
This project was kept heavily under wraps during production at the request of our client. Of course every employee at Media Resources was happily to oblige until the project went live at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto the morning of November 13th.
If you or your organization has something to say, Media Resources can help you say it. And if your project is a secret, we’ll be sure to say nothing at all.To learn more about the 3D Printing and Custom 3D Fabrication services at Media Resources, visit the 3D Printing section of our website.
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Back in June of 2017 when we announced our grand entry into the world of 3D Printing we couldn’t wait to get to work on this new 3D Printer and see what we could do with it.
Our 3D Technicians and artists started small by printing some generic but interesting items such as pop bottles and perfume bottles, then we moved onto 3D Printing a whale and a number of other things.
When the team was ready, they moved onto something that would challenge them and force them to take on everything that is involved in proper 3D printing, something that had to be built in pieces, hand sanded, bonded together and hand painted.
The team decided to create a lifesized 3D Spiderman
Once the 3D Printing Department decided on their design and downloaded the file it was time to get to work on the next phase, printing the 3D Spiderman.
The 3D Printed Spiderman was done in 8 different pieces
The total printing time for all 8 pieces was approximately 8 hours and it was printed then bonded together using Dimengel.
Once printed the pieces had to be individually hand sanded and treated, then the team put all 8 pieces together and proceeded to hand paint the whole thing.
Finally, they added the finishing touches and our lifesized 3D Printed Spiderman was completed!
June 12th, 2017
Oakville, Ontario – June 12th, 2017 – Media Resources Inc., an integrated sign services and manufacturing company in Oakville, Ontario has expanded their custom 3D fabrication capabilities adding to their long list of service offerings. Now, in addition to custom 3D milling and carving they can now offer full 3D printing on what is the largest 3D Printer in Canada and only the 4th of its kind in North America.
Having been a major supplier to the sign and out of home industry for over 50 years, Media Resources has been offering 3D custom fabrications for over 10 years. Always wanting to stay on top of new technology and innovations, Media Resources started with hand crafting custom creations, moving into 3D Milling and Hot Wire Foam cutting in early 2016. Now in 2017 they have purchased two 3D printers, offering customers the option to print in small or large scale from any 3D digital file, creating state of the art lifelike reproductions of anything you can dream up.
“We have always offered our customers the option of 3D, whether via artistic molding and hand painting or with our 3D Carving machines, now we are very excited to add full 3D printing to our service offerings” says Jeff Rushton, Co-Owner, President and CEO of Media Resources.
Steve Gallow, Co-Owner and Chairman of Media Resources states “The possibilities with 3D Printing are literally endless, we now have the ability to improve upon and add to the services we offer our existing client base while opening the doors to entirely new markets and verticals such as museums, architectural, exhibit companies, entertainment, prop and production companies just to name a few.”
About Media Resources Inc
Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Fabrication and 3D Printing, Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America
A 3D fabricated sign execution goes the extra distance to make your brand and message really stand out. Our creative team at Media Resources has been at the forefront of custom 3D fabrication for over 30 years, from the days of custom metal fabrication to modeling, hand sculpting & forming. Now, Media Resources is again at the leading edge of technology & innovation with our 3D Carving & Sculpting capabilities. VISION3D can bring your brand message, trade show booth, brand mascot, movie or stage prop or product to life – in any shape or size, in multiple duplicate quantities.
We utilize the most advanced routering equipment, matched with the industries most talented artisans and artists to reproduce any product in full 3D. If you have a concept or just a dream, we can make it reality – reproducing items in exact detail hundreds of feet high!
All images are digitally scanned and our 4 axes router will carve out pieces of high-density foam. The foam is assembled and coated with resin or fiberglass to ensure longevity, whatever the environment. All pieces are further sculptured to ensure an exact match and hand airbrushed to match the original. Adding an electronic element is never a problem as we can make pieces light up, move or rotate. Give us a challenge then stand back, watch and be amazed.
New technologies and fresh thinking are changing what is possible and we are at the forefront of this change, making smart use of technology and opening up the potential of this ever growing medium of custom 3D Fabrication.
With a team of highly skilled artists on staff, MRI has earned a reputation for being able to reproduce any concept or idea into a spot-on 3D duplication. At our facility we house the latest, state-of-the-art 4 axes router, giving us the capacity to reproduce your display with exacting detail – to any size and to any scale.
Our artisans will ensure your 3D display is hand finished and painted to make it an exact copy of the original. Currently we supply 3D displays to the entertainment, engineering/architectural/ construction and outdoor advertising communities, movie and television production studios, theaters and museums.
The possibilities of 3D Carving, 3D Milling and 3D Fabrication are literally endless, if you, your company, ad agency or client are looking try something new, give us a call and let’s set up an appointment. We’ll bring you in for a tour of our facility and show you how our 3D department operates and show you some examples of our work.