Car Battery Display
A bespoke 3D car model with 3D printing
Timeline: 2 months
Client: Johnson Matthey Battery Systems
Aim: To produce bespoke interactive display elements for Johnson Matthey's various exhibition stands and to ensure they are future proof and usable by other divisions of the company.
What we did: The work on this project focussed around a display booth and bespoke model car. We have designed Johnson Matthey a completely bespoke presentation system with a CMS which they can use to drop in content for display at any exhibition. The system is customisable and usable by other divisions of the company with only a little work. We built in a few extra features like RFID control for admin users, which they can access from keyfobs.On top of the main unit is the model car - much of their work surrounds making batteries for cars and they wanted to show, visually, where these batteries are situated in the car - the model is vacuum formed in clear acrylic and then model batteries and components were 3D printed to fit into this. In the future, we plan to add to the system and build in moving parts and lighting.A lot of effort was put into the car mould, which can now be used to produce casts easily at any time.In addition to the main display, we produced a couple of smaller pedestal displays to show off prototype ideas.
Testimonial: "Johnson Matthey Battery Systems gave a brief to FifeX to develop an interactive touch screen display for up and coming exhibitions. The unit had to be practical including internal lockable storage with an eye catching 3D 1/6 scale model car on the top. We also had some side exhibits made as well. The process was very easy with Paul and Ken suggesting ideas to both maximise the impact of the display whilst maintaining our budget. We wanted a design that could easily be adapted for other divisions in our company and that was achieved. They responded well to last minute changes by JMBS and in the end delivered on time and on budget. At the actual exhibition in the USA the new exhibits were well received by our potential customers and generated an improved foot fall over previous years. Based on our learning from this year, we already have ideas of new things to add next year so that we can keep the exhibit bang up to date. Looking forward to working with FifeX in the future."
George Patterson, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems
External Link to Client's Website: http://www.jmbatterysystems.com/home