Case Study: Dental Display Case

The Challenge

Representatives from a well-respected dental company found Source’s exhibit at an industry trade show. They were looking to develop an updated, dynamic and sophisticated presentation for their traditional instrumentation. The innovative tools and accessories they brought to the exhibition had been presented on a sheath of black velvet draped over a flat surface; the display didn’t make the impact they were aiming for, nor did it highlight the time-honored company’s achievements.

The Response

Considering the client’s aesthetic and functional needs, we recommended a modular system of custom wood cases outfitted with foam inserts to highlight their products’ style and diversity. Cases By Source’s wood cases have a sophisticated and polished look that provides an excellent solution for a wide range of products. The cases not only make an elegant, reusable presentation, but also offer organization and protection. Custom interiors are fabricated from wood, plastic, fabric or foam. Logos can be silk screened or laser burned, and interiors can be customized from routed wood or die-cut foam, or lined with satin or velvet.

The Solution

The client sent us tools for measurement and a set of marked photographs and layout instructions to ensure the most professionally sensible arrangement in the case’s interior. The tools were separated into three categories—slow, high speed, and accessories— each of which needed its own case. We modeled the solutions in our 3-D CAD design software, and then manufactured a series of maple wood cases with a cherry stain and lacquered finish. The top edge of the case was routed for a lift-off lid that fits into the recess, and the interior was customized with a die-cut cross-linked foam insert. Each cavity was layered to a carefully measured height so all components would rest on the same level, and we also added holes in the bottom for dowels, enabling the client to tilt the displays for better viewing angles and a more dynamic presentation.