The adoption of 3D printing is accelerating at a high rate and more and more skilled tech enthusiasts have started experimenting to find out what 3D printing can do for their craft. Where 3D printing is a great tool on its own it becomes an even more powerful tool when combined with other production methods.
Meet “Sander van der Velden” (Nickname: Asphiax) who’s online reputation is to be one of the best case modders in the world. His creations are well known within their own respectable communities but as of lately Sander has become more and more popular within the online 3D printing scene.
“Case modification, commonly referred to as case modding, is the modification of a computer case or a video game console chassis. Modifying a computer case in any non-standard way is considered a case mod. Modding is done, particularly by hardware enthusiasts, to show off a computer’s apparent power by showing off the internal hardware, and also to make it look aesthetically pleasing to the owner. The process of modding a computer case can take months of intensive labour“
Last November Sander entered a worldwide casemodding competition together with many other respected casemodders where his design would be judged by a panel for Creativity, Design & Technique. Being a sci-fi enthusiast and fan of the Star Wars franchise Sander decided to make a case build around this franchise. Wanting to push his boundaries it was then decided that he would try and re-create a Star Wars starship destroyer called the YAZI Venator.
During this period Sander got in contact with Dutch Filaments to explain his vision and it was decided that Dutch Filaments would be the consumables partner for his project.
Using PLA & HIPS from Dutch Filaments Sander was capable of quickly designing and constructing a huge scale replica that became intensely popular on the internet and even went viral for 2 days.
This casemod is an excellent example of a practical use for 3D printing. Sander was able to construct the entire case in only a few weeks where this would have taken months had he gone the traditional road of making everything by hand.
We at Dutch Filaments are really happy with the results of the project and I personally can’t wait to see what he’ll build next!