Tag Archive: model makers

KiwiMill Helicopter Model Build

A year ago, KiwiMill documented a 1/10 scale multiple helicopter build, to be used as a reference in future, similar projects. It began with brainstorming sessions to determine the materials and methods used… Continue reading

A Different Approach to the Same Truck Model

Nearly two years ago, KiwiMill built a model of a five ton FMTV armored cab truck model with a specialized medical hospital payload. The model was 1/10th scale with the truck about 36″ long. It… Continue reading

Cut-Away Scale Model for Training

Our client, FMC Technologies, requested a working model of a gate valve that would assist with maintenance training. Talking with model maker Scott, it was determined that the best way to serve this purpose would… Continue reading

Model Maker’s How-to: Casting Cars

KiwiMill recently designed a car model to be used for a sales display. The models will be used to showcase automotive paints for Hyundai. We chose to cast these from a carved resin… Continue reading

Product Design Case Study

KiwiMill and its design division, kiwiseed, worked together to make a medical device used for thyroid analysis. Our industrial design department worked on concept sketches, form studies, user testing and 3D CAD drawings for prototyping and manufacturing.… Continue reading

Meet Our KiwiMill Model Making Team

Recently we took the time to track down our amazing staff, take their pictures and write a little something about each of them. It’s a peek behind the men and women who live… Continue reading

Fabrication Choices in Model Making

With the addition of a 3D printer, new in-house fabrication options are available to the model makers at A&M. Decisions need to be made about what fabrication method is best for building each model part. What parts should be printed, molded, CNC… Continue reading

Training Model Completed.

A&M Model Makers recently finished a model that will be used for company training exercises. Our clients wished to establish and maintain the most efficient process for packing and loading their product on shelving.  Practicing… Continue reading

Young Person’s Visit to the Model Shop

As a visitor, you never know what to expect when you’re planning to enter a model making facility. My first visit to A&M Model Makers I had no clue what to be ready for. I… Continue reading

Scale Model of Innovative Shelter for Rapid Response

When response is needed quickly, SAIC’s Expandable Shelter System  (ESS) is the solution for military, homeland security, law enforcement and commercial use. It’s a self-standing, self-contained, rugged and secure entry shelter that transports readily… Continue reading