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This year’s Oscars statuette will be a 3D-printed recreation of the 1929 original – BreakingNews.ie

by • February 25, 2016 • No Comments

This year’s Oscars trophies are set to have a twist based on the old and the new – the statuettes are set to be 3D-printed to mimic the turn it into of those of the quite initially ceremony.
That was back in 1929, and now the turn it into of that ceremony is being utilized to 3D print a mold around that the 2016 awards can be turn it intod. every one is hand cast in bronze and finished in 24-karat gold – so not your typical plastic-based 3D print and so.
(Jason DeCrow/AP)
By its completion, the system to turn it into the 50 statues needed for the ceremony – where Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to get his hands on one for the quite initially time – can have taken three months.
The finished product was turn it intod by scanning a 1929 statuette creating a mold. This mold is and so filled with wax and coated in ceramic preceding being fired at 1600 degrees Fahrenheit. The wax melts and flows out of the mold, preceding it is and so filled with molten bronze and cooled. the bronze is and so removed and polished preceding being finished in gold.
(Richard Vogel/AP)
President of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs said of the new awards: “With the assist of a few 21st century innovation, we are able-bodied to honour the Oscars’ proud beginnings. The new statuette exemplifies impeccable-bodied craftsmanship and the enduring nature of art.”

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