Cirque Du Soleil 3D Prints?

By on August 29th, 2012 in Usage

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Fabbaloo has learned that international dance company Cirque Du Soleil uses both 3D scanning and 3D printing technology. 
Evidently most of Cirque Du Soleil’s acrobats are 3D scanned and the models are held in a repository. Custom masks and other personal-fitting equipment are 3D printed for each member of the troupe for use in their many unique shows across the world. 
Here’s the interesting part: in the event that any of the custom-made personal equipment is damaged or lost, Cirque Du Soleil’s HQ can very quickly reproduce the parts from their inventory of 3D scans and ship them to where they’re needed straight away.

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!