When Equinox Products were asked to design and produce a very unusual item for an amusements machine company at short notice, they used Araldite® adhesives to ensure that they delivered the right product at the right time.
The customer, Harry Levy Amusements, gave Equinox Products just four weeks to produce a prototype 1m tall dinosaur for an exhibition in January. Due to severe time restrictions, the 62 fibreglass pieces could not be produced from CAD design supplied by Auto Sport GP Engineering so Equinox MD David Challisa called on the company’s experience with the latest rapid prototyping technologies, with the proto-types 3D printed by additive manufacturing specialists KWSP. 3D printers have a relatively small printing volume so the component parts were broken down into smaller sections, making the moulds easier to produce, but they needed a strong and durable bond to be able to assemble them. With the bonding power of Araldite® Rapid, the dinosaur prototypes survived the transit to and from the show and even the handling by visitors to the stand.