Rapid Prototyping | High-End 3D Printing + Precious-Metal Plating

Shootdigital was the first photo studio in the industry to use digital photography commercially. Twenty years later, we're continuing to push the boundaries of image and object creation through full-color 3d scanning and full-color 3d printing. We do NOT use plastic desktop 3d printers such as the MakerBot and FakerBots, we use a state-of-the-art full-color 3d printing process capable of rapid prototyping your object photo-realistically and very quickly. Turnaround times average same-day to three days, depending upon complexity and scope. Our process is ideal for study models through ideation, prototyping and comps via our metal and precious metal plating options... (more)

Ideation

We are pushing the boundaries of image and object creation through full-color 3d scanning and full-color 3d printing. We do NOT use plastic desktop 3d printers such as the MakerBot and FakerBots, we use a state-of-the-art full-color 3d printing process capable of producing your object photo-realistically. Perfect for study models through ideation and prototyping, along with comps finished in metals and precious metals ranging from nickel to 24k gold. Our team consists of five digital artists. In their past lives Curtis was an architect, typographer and publisher; Whitney was a performance artist and sculptor; Brian was a graphic designer and prepress color expert; Ashly was a photographer and musician; and finally Becca was an industrial designer with a masters in shoemaking and shoe design working at a major mass market shoe manufacturer with expertise in the entire footwear manufacturing process with runs ranging from 1K to 30K units per SKU to national retailers. We have partnered with two high-end service provides who offer the perfect complement to our suite of services: The first is a metal plating company with a proprietary process so accurate and close-to-perfect that their main clients are NASA and the U.S. government. Their 24k gold plating process in particular is used in high-end satellites and long-range imaging systems. We utilize their process so you can have your accessories, jewelry and hardware prototypes produced and finished in 24k gold, silver, nickel, copper and rhodium, among other specialty materials such as "black gold", "gunmetal", etc. There's really nothing they can't do when it comes to metal plating of any kind. Their polishing is second to none. The second is a German company who prints our prototypes in pure stainless steel with an incredibly high resolution and finish quality. Their main clients are in the automotive and aerospace industries, but they are also making strides in the jewelry and hardware industries through partnerships with vendors like us. This is our most expensive process but is unparalleled in accuracy and durability. It's absolutely ideal for tiny parts with intricate or fragile details with high levels of performance required. For larger parts with lesser requirements, we recommend our standard 3d printing process with metal plating.

Sample-Making

Via our 3d printing processes we produce positive and negative molds, depending upon your needs. This can be used in a variety of applications from metal casting to custom food product molds such as chocolate logos and figurines produced from food-grade silicone negatives. This is an insanely fun and creative process. Even if you've never thought of using this process, we highly recommend it for anything from gifts and hand-outs that make an incredible and memorable impact to lower yield manufacturing runs which might be too small to be manufactured through standard channels with prohibitive minimum requirements.