3D Printing Canada's Coffee Lid
Rapid Prototyping with Stereolithography (SLA)
In 2017, design company One Twenty Three West came to Forge Labs with a tight deadline and a challenge - to help them prototype a redesign of the classic Tim Hortons lid. Over the span of a couple of weeks, our design team translated their concept art into 3D models for more than 20 unique lids, producing renders and 3D printed models for review.
Technology used for this project
For the 3D prints, 3D Systems Stereolithography was selected for its high resolution using a Projet 7000 printer. Rapid turnaround time, and suitability for producing thin walled parts, making it possible to go from CAD to high-quality visual prototypes in only a few hours.
Today, these new lids can be found on every Tim Horton’s coffee cup across Canada. Read more about 123w, and their work on the Tim Hortons redesign here.