with 3D comics characters using Massivit 3D Printer
As part of the International Cartoon
Festival of Angoulême, Métropole, a France-based
specialist in event management, digital printing, and large-format 3D printing,
has produced five life-size characters using its Massivit 3D printer – to the
delight of commuters and festival-goers.
Thanks to its unrivaled printing speed of up to 35cm (14”) per hour
and its two printheads, the Massivit 1800
3D printer has enabled Métropole to meet the extremely tight deadlines set by
the festival organizers.
Franck Bondoux, the festival’s President, explains: “Only the Massivit 3D printer, deployed by Métropole,
could have pulled off this feat in terms of turnaround time. Our life-size
statues were ready onsite on the opening day of the festival, creating just the
wow effect we had been aiming for.”
Métropole testifies to the capability of Massivit 3D printers to produce
large format 3D objects at great speed. “It
took less than four weeks’ work – eighty hours of printing plus 200 hours of
assembly, sculpting and painting – to create the five comics characters
displayed at Angoulême station” says Denise Zanet, Associate Director at
Métropole, who is thrilled with the buzz and delight the statues have sparked
at the station.