Case Study: Mackinnon and Saunders


  • Altrincham-based puppet-maker has brought to life some of children’s most beloved TV characters including Bob the Builder, Postman Pat and the new Clangers, and collaborated with Hollywood director Tim Burton
  • The company has been increasing its use of computer-aided design and 3D printing technology, and now wants to embrace the latest developments in additive manufacturing and innovative software solutions to help design and create its models.
  • Director Peter Saunders said “recent improvements in CAD, virtual sculpting and, in particular, some incredible ground-breaking developments in 3D printing, are creating new opportunities for us to utilise digital technology alongside the traditional craft skills”
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