This week’s question is all about large-format 3D printing.
Design of the Week: Queen Elizabeth II
This week’s selection is the 3D model of Queen Elizabeth II by CGTrader contributor Vlad.
Design of the Week: Володимир Зеленський
This week’s selection is the Volodymyr Zelenskyy Bust by Prusa Research.
Design of the Week: 120 3D Printed Statues of Women
This week’s selection are the 120 3D Printed Statues of Women by the Smithsonian.
Design of the Week: Lifesize 3D Printed Airplane Model
This week’s selection is a life size 3D printed airplane model by Materialise Manufacturing.
Design of the Week: Digital Circular Pavilion
This week’s selection is the Digital Circular Pavilion by studio Spazio Z.
What Is Achievable With FFF 3D Print Technology?
After seeing this incredible 3D print, you realize what is truly possible with FFF technology.
Question of the Week: Outdoor 3D Printed Sculpture
This week’s question relates to how one would 3D print a large outdoor sculpture.
Design of the Week: Loom Light
This week’s selection is the gigantic Loom Light by Titia Ex.
Design of the Week: Rzhev Memorial
This week’s selection is the Rzhev Memorial 3D scan by Thor3D.
Design of the Week: Giant Rex Head
This week’s selection is the astonishing Giant Rex Head by Simon Clark.
Question of the Week: 3D Printing Life-Size Heads
This week’s question delves into the science of producing life-size head sculptures using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Design of the Week: Future Tree
This week’s selection is the Future Tree by a group of researchers at ETH Zurich.
Exploring The Edge Of Gigantic Thermoplastic 3D Printing With CADzilla
There are large 3D printers, and there are larger 3D printers. And then there is CADzilla.
The Tall Modix Big-120Z 3D Printer
Modix announced another large-format 3D printer; the new Big-120Z can 3D print objects 1200mm tall.
Design Of The Week: Termite Economies
This week’s selection is the Termite Economies: Phase 2 (Metabolic Shift) by Australian artist Nicholas Mangan.
Is There Such A Thing As Museum-Quality 3D Printer Filament?
Is there a “correct” or “optimal” set of colors for 3D printing materials for artists? One company has scientifically developed a set of unique and beautiful PLA materials for artistic 3D prints.
Designing and Preserving Sculptures Creates 3D Printing Opportunities
What opportunities exist for 3D scanning and 3D printing for ancient sculptures? It turns out there are many possibilities, ranging from tactile models to deeper analyses.
Dawn Morse: “Each And Every Sculpture In Our Studio Has A Story Which Is Priceless”
Dawn Morse is the co-founder of Holodeck 3D Studios, a 3D photography and printing studio.
Design of the Week: The Green Man
This week’s selection is the Green Man by voxeljet and the London Bronze Casting Company.
A Stone 3D Printing Option
I’m looking at the equipment provided by Concr3de, which can 3D print in stone.
Hidden 3D Printing Wisdom Inside A Mammoth Print
i.materialise printed a very large sculpture, and in the process revealed some interesting engineering practices.
Design of the Week: “At Hand”
This week’s selection is the “At Hand” 3D printed tactile display in Modena, Italy.
Design of the Week: Sculpture of Time
This week’s selection is the startling Sculpture of Time by Japanese artist Akinori Goto.
Design of the Week: Benedict Cumberbatch Sculpture
This week’s selection is the well designed 3D sculpture of actor Benedict Cumberbatch by 3D Geppetto.
Design of the Week: Vacanti Man
This week’s selection is the horror-inducing Vacanti Man series by artist Rob Elford.
Bathsheba – “It’s Probably Easier to Make Money Than to Do the Best Work You’re Capable Of.”
The Woman in 3D Printing I am delighted to present in the blog today is the well-known Bathsheba.
3D Scanning Sculptures: One More Thing!
You may have read our recent series on how to properly 3D scan museum sculptures. If so, you’ll want to read the final step I forgot to include!
The 3D Nefertiti Hack
A clandestine group has secretly 3D scanned the famous Nefertiti sculpture at the Neues Museum in Berlin – and released the scan publicly!
3D Scans of Lost Michelangelo Statues to Help in Their Preservation
Faculty from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick in the UK are working in collaboration with art historians from the University of Cambridge.
Rocinante, The Beautiful 3D Printed Horse
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Don Quixote, Oyma3D has produced an amazing horse 3D print.
The Arithmetic of 3D Printed Sculpture Intellectual Property Rights
One of the things that bugs us a lot is the way many museums consider the intellectual property of their works.
Artficial’s 3D Printed “Art DNA”
Artficial is a new source for interesting 3D models and prints, focusing on historical sculptures.
Incredible 3D Scans from The Lincoln For 3D Printing
A museum in Lincolnshire, UK, has made available highly detailed 3D scans of many of their works.
Design of the Week: Carl Sagan Bust
This week’s selection is the detailed Carl Sagan bust by Mushogenshin Kyakunohoshi of Houston.
The Teeniest 3D Printed Human Ever?
Artist Jonty Hurwitz wanted to create the world’s smallest human form. And he did.
Capturing Die Viktoria
This is the true story of how a massive 19th century German sculpture made its way into our 3D printers.
3D Printing Winged Victory
Every once in a while you bump into an incredible 3D print. We did and we wanted to make it, too. Thus began our Winged Victory Project.
Fabulous Cosmo 3D Scans Released
Fabbaloo friend Cosmo Wenman, the fellow who produces incredibly detailed 3D models from scanned museum pieces, has released new sculptures. The two new releases are among the most famous statues in the world: the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace. Wenman did not actually scan the actual pieces, but instead scanned highly… Continue reading Fabulous Cosmo 3D Scans Released
Cosmo’s Patina Kit
During 3D Printshow 2013 we spent some time with Cosmo Wenman, the fellow who has captured 3D scans of numerous famous sculptures over the past year. But it’s what he does with the scans afterwards that is so much more interesting. Wenman 3D prints the sculptures on his aging yet still reliable MakerBot Replicator… Continue reading Cosmo’s Patina Kit
A Collaborative 3D Printed Sculpture
Calgary-based PrintToPeer is experimenting with what could be the world’s first crowd-printed sculpture. Anyone with access to a 3D printer can participate. The idea is quite simple: each participant signs up and is able to customize a single piece. The customized piece is converted into a 3D model and downloaded for you to print.… Continue reading A Collaborative 3D Printed Sculpture
Free 3D Scans Of Famous Sculptures?
Cosmo Wenman is well-known for his incredibly realistic and large-size 3D prints of ancient sculptures. How does he do it? He visits museums to capture 3D scans later offered online at no charge. Now he’s taking the concept to a much higher level: a Kickstarter project hopes to raise funds for him to scan numerous… Continue reading Free 3D Scans Of Famous Sculptures?
Platige Image’s Astonishing 3D Printed Sculpture: Biostagog
A collaboration of artists and technicians has created one of the most amazing 3D printed sculptures ever attempted. Polish company Platige Image required a “statement” for their headquarters in Warsaw and we believe this massive sculpture delivers. They say: The installation was supposed to be an interactive, “living” element in the building, a phenomenon… Continue reading Platige Image’s Astonishing 3D Printed Sculpture: Biostagog
Digital Man Evolves Through 3D Printing
A fascinating art installation leveraging 3D printing is proposed by artist Bill Westheimer of New Jersey. His work “Ascent” explores the idea of transforming “analog man” into “digital man”. He started with a 3D scan of a hand and then performed successive transformations on it to produce “hands” that evolve into a digital form.… Continue reading Digital Man Evolves Through 3D Printing
3D Printed Nudes
There are endless applications for 3D printing technology. One can create replacement appliance parts, build a machine, equip a UAV and much more. Everyone focuses on some specific use of 3D printing, and today we’ve bumped into a new one we hadn’t seen before: 3D Printed Nudes. It’s not quite what you think. 3D… Continue reading 3D Printed Nudes
The Rygo – Printed
We wrote of an unusual crowd funding project to back what would be North America’s largest 3D print to date. The project was to print noted 3D artist Bathsheba Grosman’s Rygo sculpture using the D-Shape concrete 3D printer. We’re happy to see that the project was indeed successful as the print has been completed,… Continue reading The Rygo – Printed