Case Studies

A brief glimpse at just some of our work

  • A bed in the flower beds

    Printing a mobile Bedroom is certainly an eye-catching display for the high street. This freestanding cube, about 10ft square, had graphics printed to the back and one side wall to look like a bedroom, including wallpaper and a window with curtains, and the exterior printed with social media information.

  • 1.5million documents digitally archived

    Hobs scanned the contents of over 550 Archive boxes in a period of 16 weeks, repaired and digitally archived them. This was over 1.5 million units which were separated out from the other documents that did not need scanning.

  • Creating a striking timeline display

    Hobs created multi-sided three-dimensional shapes that were covered with images and information as part of a striking visual display. The items would decorate a party but would also remain in place afterwards.

  • This bid is in the bag (well the case!) - Bespoke Bid Box Printing

    Working with Interserve, Hobs helped create a unique tender submission for Hilton Hotels. A stunning handmade antique travel trunk was made, lined with custom branded silk, included an internal video screen showing an animation of the construction process of the building, a 3D printed model of the finished building plus an antique brass hotel key which had a USB stick in the fob.

  • 3D printing helps Underground Station refurbishment

    3D printing used to create a practical tool for communicating details of complex, multi-level structures in Victoria Station. Vibrant colours were chosen for the lines, ticket halls and other different sections to help identification. The model was 3D printed on a powder machine, giving great colours and rigidity at an affordable price.

  • Bringing V&A Museum Extension Plans to life

    Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality apps were created to show proposed traffic flows around the V&A Museum during construction of an extension. This was a highly efficient way of communicating the solution when compared to a 20 page document.

  • Animation and 3D Print created simultaneously

    An 3D printed architectural model with removal plugs (showing the project stages) and a high resolution 4D Animation were created simultaneously for Oxford University and MACE. These were used to illustrated the build phases to various stakeholders.

  • 3D Surveying all of Manchester Cathedral in just four days

    3D Laser Scanning was used to survey all of Manchester Cathedral in just four days. The resulting data is being used to help preserve this historic cathedral and during the installation of the new cathedral organ.

  • 3D Laser Scanning of Listed Building

    Scarborough Market Hall is a complex Grade II listed building. 3D Laser Scanning was used to create a digital 'as-built' model within a computer. This 3D model was used by the contractors and saved time and money in the refurbishment programme saving and increased accuracy of the historical records.

  • Cabot Circus Promotional Graphics Case Study

    Large promotional graphics designed, printed on various materials, supplied and installed at two shopping centre epicentres in only 48 hours.