Aflac Duck uses 3D Printing

By on February 19th, 2010 in video


Well, not the duck specifically – but in a Winter Olympics Aflac advertisement, the exasperated Aflac duck snowboards down a mountain – using helmet and bindings printed on an Objet 3D printer. One can imagine typical snowboard bindings don’t account for webbed feet, and they obviously had to be custom made.

This is not the first use of Objet 3D printing for TV spots. Two Superbowl adverts used a similar approach. The “Lunch Room” featured a robot (Jeffrey) largely made from 3D printed parts. In “Bachelor Party“, models of a Killer Whale and truck were used to confirm lighting and layout. Always check the back of your truck!

Via YouTube (Hat tip to Rachel)

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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