About Craftworld Designs

High-detail wargame miniature

History of the Company

Founder Zach Fredricks has had a lifetime passion for precision and form, pursuing a sequence of degrees in physics finding a focus on experimental nanotechnology and graduating in 2016 with a PhD from North Carolina State University. 

Having purchased a Makergear M2 system in 2015 with a student discount, this launched expeditions into the craft of additive manufacturing, picking up digital mesh sculpting and 3d modeling skills along the way. A commitment to the fine details pushed in the direction of registering through the secretary of the state Craftworld Designs LLC as a prototyping and manufacturing company in 2017 and subsequently purchasing a Formlabs Form2 SLA system. 

The design work has focused on objects used in miniatures wargaming as well as practical designs for everyday objects, laboratory experiment system parts and even replacement car parts. Today the business strategy of the company is branching outwards to find market niches among a broad array of clientele in these areas. We constantly strive to develop new business relationships, and if you have design or prototype work please do not hesitate to contact us.  


Work in ZBrush, Blender, Sketchup. This software variety provides us with organic sculpting as well as precision engineering capabilities. 


Makergear M2, an extrusion system: https://www.makergear.com/products/m2Formlabs Form2, a stereolithography system: https://formlabs.com/3d-printers/form-2/ 


Parts accurate to 100 micron, 50 micron, 25 micron layer resolution. Band width is 140 microns with optical system - meaning the layer height is virtually invisible.