The 3D Printing Society at the University of Huddersfield assists not only student project work, but also in the social elements of student life. Our latest blog from the 3D Printing Society explains how they were involved with assisting the Huddersfield Business Society and Huddersfield University Star Society to fund raise for the Student Action for Refugees charity.

Hello, I’m Tom the Academic Officer for the Huddersfield University Business Society writing this blog in thanks to the 3D Printing Society for our recent work together. 

For our last HUBSoc quiz I wanted to add a bit of a wow factor. I’d spoken to my friend who does Archaeology in Bristol and he told me his Archeology Society do a quiz every year where the winning team wins ‘The Golden Trowel’ trophy and apparently people go nuts for it. So, I had the idea of having a ‘Golden Briefcase’ trophy.

I had no luck in trophy shops or online, but after the SU awards I had the idea to get in contact with the 3D printing society. After a few messages with Younes we met up in Zetland. I (poorly) sketched out some ideas and we had a good and productive chat about the options and next steps. Younes was more than helpful and it was really nice to see him excited about the project.

Taking Younes’s advice and enthusiasm, the trophy was designed by Callum Rowe, an Illustration student who then sent the CAD file over.

The next week it was printed in ABS by the 3D Printing Society committee member Matthew Heath.

I am incredibly happy with the result. Everyone I’ve shown has been very impressed and we had lots of extra enthusiasm and interest in our upcoming charity Quiz!

The trophy was fully painted and used to promote the event to students who came along to our general knowledge quiz on 26th April for a chance of winning the trophy.

I would like to say thank you once again to Younes and the amazing 3D Printing Society for the amazing Trophy, we look forward to collaborating again in the future!

The CREATE Education Project would like to thank Tom Rolls from the Huddersfield University Business Society and Younes Chahid from the 3D Printing Society for sharing this blog with us on a great way to utilise 3D printing for custom products and charity fundraising.

In The Classroom

This blog provides a good example of how 3D printers can be used in schools for creating custom rewards for students. This could include badges, medals and trophies for school events, star pupils, sports days and so on. Students could even be involved in the design of the badges, medals or trophies perhaps – as a design competition.

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