County Durham company Angels Tear Vodka was making a successful entry into the top end alcohol drinks market but this premium product was missing something, a stylish ice bucket was needed to help the product stand out.
The company approached locally based Amtech Rapid Prototyping with no more than a couple of sketches and the experienced team at Amtech RP engaged Stuart Hogarth from Red Fox Design to validate and finish off the design. CAD data was supplied to Amtech RP and they made an SLA, painted with a textured finish. This was then made into a silicone tool and castings were taken in a clear PU plastic. Each casting producing 30/35 parts before a new mould was made. The ice bucket was than hand painted on the outside and applied a dry rub down with the company logo 'Angels Tear Vodka'. The buckets are now being used all over the country.
Anthony Oswald, Managing Director of ATV, said, "We wanted to made a statement from the outset - our vodka is brewed in Georgia on the Black Sea- the inventors of alcohol some 19,000 years ago, our bottles are made in Verona, Italy the home of the best glassware and the Ice bucket is designed and manufactured here in the north east of England, the stylish finish we needed".
Amtech RP are dedicated to providing an excellent service – from rapid quote to on-time delivery – producing high-quality components at the right price. Whether you require a one off model for fit and function, a small batch run for marketing and testing or low volume production castings Amtech RP has the solution for you. Our services include 3D Printing, Part Finishing, Vac Casting, Vac Forming & Model Making.