Wales Quality Centre Awards

23rd August 2012

Drumlord were delighted to be approached by the Wales Quality Centre to produce their two flagship awards.  The Wales Quality Centre has been promoting Quality and Innovation across Business and Industry inWalesfor over 15 years and it was an honour to work with them.

The WQC present two prestigious awards annually to businesses that have excelled in the fields of Innovation and Quality, as such the brief they submitted required Gold “Innovation” and Silver “Quality” awards that accurately represented the respective winners’ achievements.

There were a number of options available to deliver the desired awards but the most cost effective way to achieve the brief was to build SLA’s hand finish them and plate them with the correct metals.

We built two sets of hands in our Somos Watershed XC11122 SLA resin and hand finished them to ensure a smooth, blemish-free surface.  Once primed and polished a gloss top coat was added in preparation for the metallisation of the models, a process which required the application of a copper base coat which was again polished in prior to the gold and silver plating.

Once complete the hands were mounted to mahogany plinths and the engraved cut glass crystal balls fixed between the palms.

Drumlord’s Managing Director, Rob Aldridge, was keen to achieve the brief.  “The Wales Quality Centre represents the very best in Welsh industry and we knew that whoever won these awards would have been outstanding in their field.  It was our challenge to produce an award for each category befitting of the achievements of the winners and I definitely think we met the criteria.”

Below are some images of theSLA’s through the process and the finished models.  For more images of the finished awards please see our ‘Projects’ section.

Wales Quality Centre HandsWQC Awards

If you would like a more information regarding Drumlord or a complete list of the services and materials offered, then please contact Chris McCarthy on 01495 249232 or email

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