Life size 3D print of pregnant lady

In a previous business case we have shown that the Builder Extreme is used by the largest mannequin companies in the world for producing customized mannequins and moulds. A Dutch company called Bellyprint is specialized in scanning and 3D printing pregnant ladies. The 3D printed statue is a reminder of the 9 very special months of carrying a baby.

Bellyprint scanned a well-known Dutch singer/songwriter and reached out to us if we were willing to 3D print her statue on 1:1 scale. We said yes straight away and we even took it to the next level and post processed the print. After the scan was prepared for 3D printing, we sliced it with our Simplify3D settings for a 0.8 mm nozzle. The print was printed with a 0.4 mm layer height in white PLA and took 198 hours. After we removed the support filament by hand, we have been working on the post processing which started with sanding. We sanded the complete statue by hand to make it as smooth as possible. After sanding we sprayed the body 2 times with gold paint with this as end result. Post processing is an affordable way to give the 3D printed part a completely different look.

Do you own a Builder Extreme and are you interested in a post processed print for a trade show or for a specific customer? We offer post processing of your print as a new service. Contact us and send over your 3D printed object. Our team makes sure it looks like the actual object so you can present it to your customer in its full glory.

*This photo/video was used with the approval of the scanned/pregnant lady.

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