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How 3D Printing Is Changing the Trophy Business

Woltman Trophies specializes in the design and manufacture of custom trophies for all sorts of occasions. Whether you’re coaching a sports team or trying to keep your employees motivated, our trophies and plaques can help. We work with a wide range of materials and can leave custom engravings, so there’s always an option that suits your budget and makes the recipient feel special.

We’re always on the lookout for new technology that could shake up our industry. One thing that recently caught our eye is 3D printing. This could have some far-reaching effects on how we build sports trophies and custom trophies in the near future. Let’s take a closer look and see what kind of an impact this emerging technology could have.

The Use of Different Materials

We can make trophies from a wide range of materials, including glass, crystal, and more. At the same time, 3D printing technology is expanding and becoming capable of working with more and more materials. Before researchers could basically only print plastic objects, but that could change as more advanced 3D printers learn how to work with materials like pressed wood and various metal materials. It could even pave the way for the development of trophies that use new and surprising materials.

Trophies and Awards for More Occasions

3D printing technology could also mean that people give out awards, medals, and trophies more often. Let’s say that 3D printers become commonplace in homes as the tech evolves and becomes less expensive. We could sell you a design that you can use to “print” awards for yourself, even for simple, silly events like game night. 3D printers could end up making it easy to manufacture an award for all occasions.

Trophies in New Shapes and Sizes

3D printers could also allow for the manufacture of custom trophies in new shapes and sizes. Depending on how the tech evolves, the sky might be the limit. Right now manufacturing trophies in custom shapes is possible, but rather cost-prohibitive no matter what material is used. If 3D printing paves the way for the use of different materials and can operate at lower costs, more customization options for trophies are an obvious result.

Submit the Exact Trophy Design You Want

On that same note, you could eventually be able to submit a design for the exact kind of trophy you want right to our craftsmen. We’ll be able to see just what you’re looking for and manufacture something truly unique that the recipient will cherish for a lifetime.

Lower Manufacturing Costs

Right now manufacturing a custom trophy can get expensive. Depending on what you want one to look like, what material is used, and the presence of an engraving, costs can add up quick. 3D printing could reduce that cost, meaning that trophy makers like us can pass the savings right on to consumers!

Your Custom Trophy Maker in Bridgeton, MO

So whatever you’re looking for in a new trophy, contact Woltman Trophies today. We’ll make it easy to build the custom awards your team members deserve, whether you’re looking for a classy corporate award or football trophies that stand out. Contact us at (314) 230-9617 or by email at customerservice@woltmantrophies.com.