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Iveco meets All Blacks

The excitement of rewarding the greatest rugby players in the world.

3D Printed Models | 3D Printed Products | 3D Printed Prototypes
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing | Design

<strong>Iveco</strong> is now considered a familiar sponsor of the legendary <strong>All Blacks</strong>. Qualities such as speed, power and performance are common to the vehicles of the Turin production company as well as the most famous rugby players in the world.

The <strong>Iveco Series 2008</strong> was an opportunity to compare the two brands. The concept of<strong> Split </strong>used the rugby ball to join the Iveco brand with the <strong>Maori </strong>iconography, recognizable by the characteristic Polynesians tribal traits.

<img class="wp-image-1526 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/trofeo-alzato-compo-1024x400.jpg" alt="trofeo iveco compo" width="1024" height="400" /> The New Zealand captain Richie McCaw receives the trophy which confirms the success in the Eurocargo Cup, where the All Blacks defeated Ireland.

The original idea was developed and engineered with <strong>3D modeling</strong> techniques for <strong>rapid prototyping</strong>.

The process ended with the <strong>3D printing </strong>production of ten kits consisting in the trophy and its original base.

<img class="wp-image-1525 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Trofei_compo_reduction-1024x367.jpg" alt="Trofei_compo_reduction" width="1024" height="367" /> Some details of the trophy, which synthesizes the Iveco brand with the Maori iconography, recognizable thanks to the tribal characters.

The project, developed in 2008, was one of the first cases of 3D printing production as part of the design process. Since this is a production in limited numbers, the use of additive manufacturing techniques ensured the <strong>optimization</strong> of <strong>time</strong> and <strong>costs</strong>.

<img class="wp-image-1527 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/trofeo_mesh-1024x741.jpg" alt="trofeo_iveco_mesh" width="1024" height="741" /> Three different views of the 3D model of the Eurocargo Cup 2008 trophy. The process was mainly defined with Rhinoceros.

The trophies for the Eurocargo Cup and the Iveco Cup were accompanied by a kit that also includes the original base, as well as a special display case to ensure the safe transport in Wellington, New Zealand, where the event was held.

<img class="wp-image-1521 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Trofei_01_bis_cover-1024x869.jpg" alt="Trofeo_Iveco_cover" width="1024" height="869" /> The trophies Eurocargo Cup and Stralis Cup on their custom bases. The kits were used during awards ceremony of the two matches of Iveco Series 2008.