a digital designer

Yard Tugboat ‘Natick’

3D Designed and Printed

Challenge

Build a 1/96 scale tugboat from a blueprint that is small, fast and available to customers on demand, with zero inventory.

Solution

A kit designed in Rhino 3D and printed with Shapeways, for highly accurate, detailed parts.

Result

Partnering with Shapeways produced a kit that can be sold entirely online with no fulfillment cost. I have marketed the kit via social media with boat videos to expand visibility and have sold nearly 100 to R/C (radio-controlled) enthusiasts.