ABOUT THE PROJECT
If you are heading to the cinema in June 2018 to see the latest in the Jurassic World film series (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), then you may be able to spot a piece of Diametric’s precision engineering on the big screen.
In October 2017, Diametric was approached by Triumph motorbike collector, Dick Shepherd, and Triumph themselves to help replace a license plate on the Triumph Scrambler that appears in the film.
When the plate went missing whilst filming the second instalment, a replacement was needed on a very quick turnaround and, after failing to find anyone in the US who could offer the service, they turned to Diametric for help.
With only a still screen grab taken from the film to work with, Diametric’s design team had their work cut out for them in replicating the original – from the material and size, down to the shape and exact colours.
“Having only an image to look at, to replicate something so specific is a real challenge,” said Diametric Sales Manager, Shaun Kara. “We made sure that during the design stage there was constant communication with the customer and luckily we were sent a plate from a similar motorbike to help define the final specifications at the latter stages. When it came to production, we ran checks at every stage to ensure even the smallest details, such as colour matching, was exact.”
The plate consisted of aluminium, that was embossed and debossed, it was then hand painted in the factory, using rollers and sprays, to an exceptional finished standard.
“When a valuable collector’s bike such as this one loses an integral part, it’s almost heart breaking” explains Shaun. “Getting the finish perfect requires attention to detail and a personal approach. We only had 2-3 weeks from the start of the project to the finish, so the team really had to rally together to ensure an end result that was nothing less than perfect.”
You can now view Diametric’s work, on display at the Triumph Visitor Centre in Hinkley. The finished product was such a success that Diametric was also asked to provide another plate for a second bike.