Halloween is here! And so is an enormous, 2.25′ tall Frankenstein head, 3D printed by 3DPUnlimited. The 3D printer manufacturer behind the 3DP1000 3D printer, which has an impressive build volume of 1 meter x 1 meter x 0.5 meter (39.3″ x 39.3″ x 19.6″), has celebrated this All Hallows’ Eve by 3D printing the head of Frankenstein’s beloved monster and publishing a spooky video of the printing process. To get a feel for just how big the head is, take a look at the photo below.
That’s 550 x 695 x 365mm (21.65” x 27.36”x14.37”) of green 3mm PLA, baby. Big and bright enough for Dr. Frank himself to be proud. 3DPUnlimited’s Kecheng Lu tells us that this monstrosity took 144 hours to print! That’s a total of 6 days, so it might be too late for this Halloween, but gives you plenty of time for next year The amount of filament used to 3D print the frankenhead – almost 600,000mm, weighing 8.7 lbs/3.95 kg – adds up to about $220 in materials. Watch the company’s video showing a time lapse of the print, which envisions 3D printing as the most important tool in the modern mad scientist’s lab.