I guess everyone is very familiar with the 3D pen by now. With a wide range of colors and plastic materials, a 3D pen could produce objects quite conveniently. It has already become a favorite among the makers and children. A few months ago, ten-year old Dutch maker Atbin drew a one-meter colorful Eiffel Tower by using a 3D pen.
Now there is something even bigger coming out! Japanese automobile brand Nissan has presented the largest 3D printing pen-created sculpture, a full-sized 3D car using 3Doodler.
If you take a look at it, you would probably think that this is just a graphic sketch. It is indeed a sketch, but a 3D one with a length of 4.4 meters and a height of 1.6 meters, the exact same dimensions of the Qashqai Black.
The 3Doodler car is said to be drawn by talented artist Grac Du Prez and her team for the celebration of the launch of the newest Qashqai car. It required a whopping 13.8 kilometers of PLA. In order to make the sculpture even more real, Grace and her team were particularly meticulous in presenting the details, which took them more than 800 hours to finally finish.
“I’ve been drawing with 3Doodler’s pens for a few years now, but this is by far and away my most ambitious commission to date,” said Du Prez. “It demonstrates how far 3D printing technology has come and how it can be used by anyone.”
“At Nissan we always encourage initiatives where design can be expressed through new and innovative technologies,” said Koji Nagano, Vice President of Nissan Design Europe. “This artistic team have certainly pushed the boundaries of 3D pen technology in creating an impressive sculpture of our premium Qashqai Black Edition.”
The Qashqai Black Edition is on sale now. With such a giant 3D sculpture as promotion, it won’t be a surprise that it could be sold out quite quickly.
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