3D-Printed Trophy for OktoBEERfest

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My friend, Brian Vesperman, and I were asked to make a 3D-printed trophy for the cask ale winner at the 2016 OktoBEERfest in Madison.

Kate and Brian

We were asked to incorporate a firkin, (a small steel cask) into the design.
The Trophy

At the event, Brian and I manned a tent where we demonstrated 3D printing.
Sector67 tent at OktoBEERfest
The Trophy and my Husband, Jeremy

I designed the firkin and wine stem in OpenSCAD, and Brian designed the hops handles in MeshMixer.
Partial Design

The parts of the Trophy

Using the logo from the event, I designed an acrylic label to go on the firkin.  A spot for the label was embedded in to the firkin design.  Brian used a rub-on paint to blacken the engraved letters.

Brian printed the trophy parts on a Lulzbot TAZ 4.  We painted them with metallic paints, including brass paint to which we applied a patina.

Printing