As Halloween approaches this Friday, we are sure to see lots of interesting 3D printed costumes, decorations, and anything else related to the holiday represented by witches, werewolves, and lots and lots of candy. We’ve already seen an incredible 70-piece Halloween chandelier printed by MakerBot, as well as creative and quite scary costume produced by Neomek to the likeness of Dr. Finkelstein. There is no doubt that it will be pretty hard to overshadow either of these projects; however, one company called 3DP Unlimited may have done just that.
Based out of Rockton, Illinois, the company produces large-scale FFF-based 3D printers. When I say ‘large-scale’ I really mean enormous! While most FFF printers try and outdo one another by adding an inch or two to their build envelopes, 3DP Unlimited speaks in feet. Their flagship 3DP1000 printer has a build envelope eclipsing anything we have ever seen on the market at a staggering 1 x 1 x 0.5 m (39.3″ x 39.3″ x 19.6″). All this while still maintaining very accurate layer resolutions.
So, what did 3DP Unlimited decide to 3D Print for Halloween? If you guessed ‘something big,’ then you are right! The company has fabricated a gigantic 3D printed Frankenstein’s monster head in special green filament, and filmed the entire process, making it available in a sort of mini-movie format on YouTube.
In the short clip, which opens with a view of Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory filled with 3DPUnlimited printers, the focus eventually become affixed to a 3DP1000 machine printing out the enormous Frankenstein’s monster head.
The head, printed with dimensions of 55.5 x 69.5 x 36.5 cm, is a sight to be seen. Weighing in at over 8.7 lbs (3.95 kg) the total material cost to print this head was approximately $220. The project took a staggering 144 hours (yes that’s 6 full days) to complete, and certainly caused a lot of nervous employees to constantly check the print to make sure everything was on track. Needless to say, the 6 day long adventure ended in quite an incredible display, a Frankenstein head which stood over 27 inches high.
While there have been crowdsourcing initiatives to fabricate 3D prints of similar sizes — take for example WeTheBuilder’s 198-piece Ben Franklin crowdsourced project — the fact that the Frankenstein head was printed in one single piece is quite incredible.
Let us know your thoughts on this incredible Halloween print in the Gigantic 3D Printed Frankenstein thread on 3DPB.com. Be sure to check out the short video below, provided to us by 3DP Unlimited.
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on all the latest news from the 3D printing industry and receive information and offers from third party vendors.
You May Also Like
3D Printing News Briefs, May 27, 2023: Contract, Acquisition, Movie Prop, & More
We’re discussing Sintratec’s All-Material Platform first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an NSF Career Award for a University of Pittsburgh research and a Phase...
Zeda Opens 3D Printing Facility in Cincinnati to Serve Regulated Industries
Today, California-based Zeda, Inc. announced that it has officially opened the doors to its new 75,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company, which rebranded to Zeda from PrinterPrezz...
3D Printing News Briefs, May 13, 2023: RAPID Roundup Part 2
For the second time this week, 3D Printing News Briefs is focused on news stories about RAPID + TCT! From new hires and 3D printer integrations to new 3D printers,...
Dyndrite RAPID Roundup: Partnering with Impossible Objects, BCN3D, AMFG, & UPM
Like so many other 3D printing companies, Dyndrite attended the recent RAPID + TCT, North America’s premier annual additive manufacturing trade show. The Seattle-based AM software company, which developed its...
Upload your 3D Models and get them printed quickly and efficiently.