Photo: A new World Record has been set for the tallest 3D printed sculpture of a human, which measures 2.05m from head to toe.
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest 3D printed structure consists of 1.24 m³ (43.8 ft³) of 3D printed material and was achieved by Parkview Green FangCaoDi for the structure ‘Vulcan’, designed by architects Yu Lei & Xu Feng, and unveiled in Beijing, China on 30 September 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest printed catalogue (standard edition); it is ‘The Aviall Product and Catalog Book’ and was made by Aviall Services Inc (USA) on 3 January 2005. It has 2,656 pages, weighs 7.4 lb (3.4 kg) and is 7.1 cm (2.8 in) thick.
The scan, by Birmingham-based Backface, was slightly reworked by an artist before it was sent off to a ProJet 660 printer.
It took a over month’s worth of (almost) non-stop printing power to build this massive human shaped statue. Made up of 50,000 layers, each 100 microns thick, the sculpture weighs around 15kg.
The sculpture is of Jon Bentley, a presenter on Channel 5’s Gadget Show and shows him waving with a deadpan grin on his face.
The Birmingham-based company used Gypsum mixed with cyanoacrylate, which is better known as superglue, to make a solid model that could take a knock or two and hold the paint to create a vivid model.
Backface is used to producing intricate figurines, but normally works on a much smaller scale. Its main business is producing busts, ornamental statues and what it refers to as 3D portraits.