“The Rockit Pro Chair chair create a whole new experience for the gamer,” said Evan Solida. “We’re very happy that 3D Systems on Demand Manufacturing - Quickparts, was able to help us complete this project. We’ll definitely use them again.”
Loftgoods, a leading player in the home furnishings business, had an issue. They had a wonderful idea, a fantastic new concept and a very short time frame to get a new product to market. With a rapidly approaching deadline, they needed a solution, and a prototype, with little time to spare.
The new Rockit Pro gaming chair that Loftgoods was designing integrated a comfortable, recliner-style chair with subwoofers and speakers that connect with the user’s gaming system. Evan Solida, lead designer for the Rockit Pro chair, saw the need for a speaker cover that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Solida knew he needed an SLA prototype for this project, and he knew where to get it.
Evan had experience in getting prototypes quickly. Having used 3D Systems' On Demand manufacturing service, Quickparts, before, he was already a believer. “I had used Quickparts through my previous jobs and was always impressed with how quickly I got my part and how 'on target' the part always was.”
With a substantial deadline, Evan immediately turned to Quickparts. His Quickparts team, consisting of his dedicated Sales Manager and Project Manager, both collaborated to get the correct finish for the SLA prototype that Evan needed.
Evan sent his design to Quickparts and decided upon a Waterclear, or transparent, finish to ensure that the speaker covers would not detract from the overall appearance of the Rockit Pro chair. The speaker cover was shipped to Evan in less time than initially expected and he was extremely pleased with the result.
The Rockit Pro chair is now scheduled to hit the market in fall 2006. With the quick production of the speaker covers, Loftgoods was able to complete the chair’s production faster – getting it out to the market much quicker than anticipated.
“This chair will create a whole new experience for the gamer,” said Solida. “We’re very happy that Quickparts was able to help us complete this project. We’ll definitely use them again.”