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Giant 3D Printed Spongebob! – 3D Printing Industry

by • July 7, 2016 • No Comments

I mean it.
I’m quite certain at this quite moment you’ve decided you want one too.
3DShook has 3D printed a 70cm tall, 6.5kg Spongebob Square-Pants, who created his debut at the VIVA Tech show in Paris last week. The version was created as part of a collaboration with Nickelodeon France, and was set up following to a printing device on the the Klepierre booth, whilst it continued printing additional parts as the show went on. This showed visitors and future customers that they too can print anything they like with their own printing device.
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This not-so-spongey Spongebob was printed in 40 parts in PLA plastic, and was created, versionled and printed by 3DShook. It took 670 hours to print on their 8 Makerbot rep 2, yet only needed a few glue to finish it. The designers at 3DShock got their hands on the official fashion guides of Nickelodeon, and Itay Schlesinger was responsible for the creative system.
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There were most challenges inside the project.
As strange as it appears, deciding on a dimensions was particularly complex for the team. Due to Spongebob’s body proportions They had to manufacture him tiny adequate that his body wouldn’t break his legs, but big adequate so that his limbs wouldn’t snap of being so thin, or only not appear as astounding. Dividing the version into parts was in addition a challenge, as they had to be big ehough to minimise how most parts were to be printed, but in addition be tiny adequate to fit in the Rep 2S printing device. Since it was divided into parts, connectors in addition had to be created and incorporated, that was another challenge that relied on trail and error.
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The team had to put a lot of trust in their printing devices, thankfully they pulled through, in fact after printing 64.kg of PLA plastic.
Warping was an issue, meaning most prints had to be stopped. But, the team managed to deal with this issue quite well, thinking PLA is known to warp, and they were printing the version via printing devices that are 4-5 years old. The goal was to focus additional on in fact managing to print and assemble the huge version, pretty than getting it 100% ideal.

I’m quite impressed with the results. Not only a huge dimensions, but in addition a great high end print job too! I wish I may add one to my collection of oddities…

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