France-based graphics company Deko 3D by Sépia recently used its Massivit 1800 3D printer from Israel-based Massivit Printing Technologies to build a life-size, 3D printed model of a professional soccer player in honor of the World Cup soccer tournament, which was held in France.
There was a tie-in between Massivit and the player depicted in the rendering. The player, from the French team, is sponsored by Arkema, and Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, is heavily involved with Massivit. The 3D printer manufacturer says that Sartomer’s N3xtDimension UV-curable liquid resins make up a significant portion of Massivit 3D’s unique, proprietary Gel Dispensing Printing technology. It’s that technology, Massivit says, that “enables the super-fast production of super-sized, lightweight, hollow, 3D-printed models up to 1.8 meters/6 feet high, giving Massivit 3D’s customers the power of 3D advertising.”
To make the statue, the soccer player was initially scanned to provide a high-resolution model. The resulting display was 5 ½’ tall and was printed in just 11 hours.
“We are excited about our evolving collaboration with Sartomer,” says Amir Veresh, vice president of business development and marketing at Massivit. “We are adamant that, by leveraging Sartomer’s inherent capabilities and rich know-how, Massivit 3D will be able to further deliver new materials to the market with a significantly faster lead time, introduce fresh applications, and enter new verticals.”.
You can watch a video about the making of the statue by clicking here.