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TekRex Case Study: Commemorative Cornerstone

Local university uses TekRex design and innovative printing opportunities to create a memorable gift for key funders and stakeholders.

Welcome to another installment in TekRex’s case studies video series. Here at TekRex, our focus on our clients’ success has led to some remarkable solutions, some of which we’ll dive into here. This case study comes from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. This local university was in need of a special commemoration gift for its upcoming centennial anniversary. University leaders wanted a replication of an original cornerstone on the campus to serve as a reminder for key funders and stakeholders. The high cost of injection molding steered the university towards 3D printing for their end product.

After a few iterations and presentations of samples to the Concordia team, the right color and texture were replicated with a specialty, stone-like, European PLA filament. By creating a flat surface in the center of the cornerstone, we were able to utilize our partner pad printing company to complete the pad print without losing adhesion.

In the end, the research and design by TekRex provided a highly-customized, high-quality, and cost-effective ‘wow’ factor for university supporters to commemorate its 100-year anniversary.

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