…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:
Fucco Design’s ‘Exxtrudo’
What makes the figures doubly unique is the use of ColorFabb‘swoodFill 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….
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