3D Printing Canada’s Coffee Lid

3D Printing Canada's Coffee Lid

Rapid Prototyping with Stereolithography (SLA)

In 2017, design company One Twenty Three West came to Forge Labs with a tight deadline and a challenge - to help them prototype a redesign of the classic Tim Hortons lid. Over the span of a couple of weeks, our design team translated their concept art into 3D models for more than 20 unique lids, producing renders and 3D printed models for review.

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For the 3D prints, Stereolithography was selected for its high resolution, rapid turnaround time, and suitability for producing thin walled parts, making it possible to go from CAD to high-quality visual prototypes in only a few hours.

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Today, these new lids can be found on every Tim Horton’s coffee cup across Canada. Read more about 123w, and their work on the Tim Hortons redesign here.

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Stereolithography (SLA)

  • Highly Accurate

    Reproducing details down to 0.050mm

  • Superior Surface

    Fine features & a smooth surface finish comparable to injection molded parts.

  • Rapid Turnaround

    Parts printed in 1-3 business days!

  • Large Build Capacity

    HD prints up to 59 x 29.5 x 21.6 inches