Standing procedure for these specialists is to prepare an applications gallery of items printed with VUTEk Printing Systems for display in the company's trade show booth, according to Kevin Currier, worldwide applications engineering manager at VUTEk.
"We like to create examples with VUTEk Printing Systems
that stimulate people's minds," said Currier
"We like to come up with new and interesting designs."
However, a number of pressing issues had kept the application specialists from this creative task - until just two days before materials were to be shipped to the show.
It was then that Currier
found Mike Syverson and Rocky Lavoie, both senior application specialists at VUTEk
, with their heads together in the applications lab - which "looked a lot like Santa's workshop," he
said - creating a series of working clocks for the show.
"They felt like they were missing a rare opportunity to be creative," said Currier
"Both materials (Sintra and Dibond) are easily printed on a flatbed printer," said Currier
"When we build three-dimensional designs, we focus on Sintra for its durability," said Currier
"It's a perfect material for a lot of applications, including cutting, drilling and shaping.
The Dibond Brushed Silver offered its own sophisticated look."
The clocks were set up in the VUTEk booth conference rooms at SGIA '04.
"They were a big hit," said Currier