Queen’s Baton Has 3D Printed Titanium Lattice
(3D Printing Industry) The Queen’s Baton, the equivalent of the Olympic torch will soon be starting a long, 118,000 mile journey — before arriving at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The baton is crowned with a 3D printed titanium lattice designed by 4c Design, a Glasgow-based agency.
3T RPD ist the 3D printing service provider in the UK that was commissioned to manufacture the lattice for the Queen’s Baton. The design paradigm had its roots and inspiration in the locality, celebrating the city’s artisan-oriented past and local nature. Also as in nature, the baton includes four distinctive elements that make up for the design entity. The handle is the lower part of the baton and is made from Scottish elm; while the top part of the baton is a combination of the 3D printed titanium lattice frame — 3D printed using the laser sintering process — and a granite gem. To create the finishing touch, the baton also includes a message from the Queen herself – eventually unveiled and illuminated from within the baton – which will undoubtedly celebrate the spirit of sports in a dignified and respectable matter.