Creating an engaging display for an exhibition or trade show can make an enormous difference to the amount of engagement you get from those attending and an eye catching exhibition model is an ideal way to capture the attention of visitors.
However as well as drawing attendees to your stand, display models are useful in a number of other ways.
- Explaining How a Product Works
- Making Large Scale Projects Portable
- Demonstrating Products That Don’t Yet Exist
Creating a model that shows the inside workings of a product through a cut away display is an interesting way to explain how your product functions. Whether at an exhibition, within a workplace or on the road, it’s a great way to demonstrate the underlying science, technology or machinery that makes your product unique or special.
Small products can be recreated as large scale models to make intricate components more visually accessible and multi-layered models can be created so that they can be dismantled in stages to demonstrate the inner workings.
Some projects are too large to be practically displayed and this is another issue an exhibition model addresses. Whether it is to pitch an idea for a large scale project or to demonstrate a project that already exists but is inaccessible to the general public, creating a scale model will allow people to see exactly what you’re proposing or doing rather than expecting them to try and visualise it themselves based on computer graphics or drawings. Examples of projects that would benefit from a scaled down exhibition model could be sub-sea or offshore developments and factories or power plants, but the applications are endless.
Along similar lines, with some products it may be that they are too heavy or dangerous to transport, rather than too big. Again, creating a model out of lighter materials and omitting any hazardous components will allow you to more easily demonstrate your product to the general public.
If you have a concept for something that hasn’t yet been made, exhibition models will allow you to demonstrate your product or idea much more easily than if you try to explain it, or use computer graphics or drawings to present it. Some people are just not able to visualise things they haven’t seen before so creating a model will make your idea more accessible to everyone. Whether you’re trying to sell something ahead of manufacture, or raise funding to get a project underway, having something tangible to show those you’re pitching to will give you a distinct advantage.
There truly is no limit to what can be turned into an exhibition model. From blowing up small products into large models to reducing huge products to room friendly proportions and everything in between, size really doesn’t matter in this case. Similarly there is a huge range of materials to choose from and a broad range of machining capabilities allowing you to create almost anything you can imagine to display at an exhibition.
You can find out more about J H May’s exhibition model making expertise and experience and see some case studies of what we’ve done before here.