The Philly Geek Awards are an annual ceremony hosted by Geekadelphia, Generocity and Technical.ly in the greater Philadelphia region. For the past 5 years in a row, NextFab has fabricated the trophies and been a sponsor of the event.
The Geek Awards committee contacted our Contract Services team in July to get started on the designs for this year’s awards. After a period of iteration and testing, the concept was approved and 14 trophies were fabricated over a period of a week. Each one has a foam core that was cut on the table saw into geometric prisms and then sanded to perfection. The exterior acrylic casings were cut and etched on a laser cutter and assembled with adhesive over the foam in 6 separate pieces. Finally, the awards were delivered and presented at the 2017 Philly Geek Awards ceremony on Saturday, August 26th.