We're developing a new board game. With 123d Design we made the prototype. We want to use this for producting a very small first edition of five for testing the game. We also use this as example for production companies.
By making the .stl-files and printing these with the UM2 we learned a lot about what's possible in production and we could actually see and feel the product.
The board has two identical halfs, printed in cheap gray PLA that came with the UM2 (second hand). Both parts are kept together with two printed hinges. There's space for screws through the hinges and magnets on the corners. Inside the box the owner can store the 14 stones that come with the board.
The stones are printed with Colorfabb colors. Very beautiful results. The exist of a thick and thin part and a core. So we could print three different parts in three colors and smply push them together with a tiny drop of glue.
Next steps: having the board produced in all kinds of materials, like bamboo, wood, urea, steatite, ceramics, glass and even aluminium.