…Poland-based Fucco Design has used the technology of 3D printing to create some very impressive works in a demonstration of what may be a much more affordable way to bring beauty and prayer together in the future. The team began by scanning figures, slicing the objects, and having them printed in multiple parts, using three different 3D printers:
- Replicator 2
- Ultimaker Classic
- Fucco Design’s ‘Exxtrudo’
What makes the figures doubly unique is the use of ColorFabb‘s woodFill filament, which they used for the entire printing process. While this particular filament can be challenging to work with according to many enthusiasts, the efforts are well-rewarded at the end. With over 600 hours logged into completing this printing project, it’s obvious that the designers at Fucco were heavily committed to the project overall, as well as the use of woodFill in their choice of materials.
The areas such as face and hands required more detail, so while the other parts of the sculptures were printed at 0.3 mm printing layers, the detailed parts were printed at 0.1 mm. Made up of 78 elements, the figure is 153 cm high when put together, with each having total dimensions of approximately 18 x 15 x 18 cm. Each element took between 4 and 14 hours to print, with most pieces averaging 8 hours….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!