Where Innovation and Technology Merge
Sean and Stephanie Recchi came to Laser with an incredible idea. They wanted to develop a product that could store human DNA. Their intent for the need to store DNA came from a personal experience. When Stephanie’s father was cremated in 2006, all of his DNA was destroyed. The Recchi’s wanted to create a way for people to save their DNA at home, so they could preserve vital information about a person’s valuable genetic data which could benefit future generations.
Laser’s goal was to design and create a 3D prototype of a decorative storage container that would hold the DNA.
Laser Reproductions took on the challenge of designing the capsule. After the design process was completed, Laser used SLA 10122 & Huntsman 7811 to construct the capsule prototype. The main challenge of this project came about when it was time for the paint job. “It was definitely a struggle to get the correct ‘wood grain’ look,” said project manager Travis Behara. Laser’s team ended up using a special paint process done in the model shop to get the painted SLA’s to look like the finished product.
A prototype of the DNA capsule was created. Laser Reproductions went above and beyond in this project by personally working with their casting supplier to reach the perfect finish level needed for the production parts. The initial model of the DNA capsule is being used as a sales and marketing tool for the DNA Capsule company. The product is up for an industry innovation award.
Check out the final product here: www.dnacapsule.com