Totalsports 3D Suspended Mannequins – A First for African Retail

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Totalsports is proud to officially announce the launch of The Totalsports Menlyn Park store.

The Totalsports Menlyn Park store is a masterpiece. The harmonious combination of elements and visuals aim to best showcase the extensive product offering available at Totalsports. Rahb Spear, Totalsports VM Manager and brainchild of the Menlyn Park store, designed the layout of the store with the intention to create a Theatre of Sport and ultimately a home for the sports enthusiast. The on-going collaboration and support with TDC & Co assisted in the inception of the Totalsports Menlyn Park store. 

The Menlyn Park store, made history by being the first retail store in Africa to make use of suspended 3D mannequins, a project made possible by The Mannequin Works team. The process was simple yet ingenious, taking on various steps in order to achieve the final product.

The steps are best described by our friends at The Mannequin Works: “Our sculptors can create prototype designs – of any shape, size or complexity – scan them accurately in 3D and translate the physical object into a 3D digital file that can be replicated or enlarged to any size required.

We take a brief, design 3D objects and scan them at our factory. Then, with inputs from every angle, we edit the design digitally, on screen, until everybody’s happy that it’s ready for production.

With everything, from A to Z, produced and stored digitally, there are no more size or weight constraints; no more expensive transportation or rigging of forms; and no more storage space for physical prototypes.

It’s a fast, precise technology solution to a manual process that’s always challenged creatives and, because it is portable, the 3D scanning can be done in our factory, or anywhere.

We love the way this blends our wide experience in traditional sculpting techniques with the latest digital technology.

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Once a prototype form or component has been digitally scanned and edited, it is ready for fabrication, and our new automated 3D CNC foam carver is perfect for the job.

With full 4-Axis CNC routing capability, it carves scanned objects in rotational or index modes, to the highest precision. And is able to produce large-size and detailed pieces (up to 1.2m x 2.4m) in relief, 2D, 2.5D or full 3D.”

The final touches to the 3D mannequin are done and the installation into the Totalsports Menlyn Park store commences.

Be sure to visit the Totalsports Menlyn Park store to bear witness to a symphony of sport and a retail first for Africa.

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Details for the Totalsports Menlyn Park store are: 

MENLYN PARK SHOPPING CENTRE, CNR ATTERBURY ROAD & LOIS AVE, PRETORIA

Tel: 0027 012 3486105, 0027 012 3486105

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 19:00 , Friday: 09:00 – 21:00 , Saturday: 09:00 – 19:00 , Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00.

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