Birmingham-based 3D printing service provider Backface recently broke the world record for the tallest 3D printed human. After being 3D scanned, television presenter Jon Bentley was printed as 2 meters and 5 centimetres high sculpture, beating the current record of 2 meters.
Backface used the ProJet 660 3D printer by 3D Systems to create the statue consisting of 30 individual pieces. The difference to the miniature selfies the company provides is not only the size but also the fact that due to its size the large model is hollow. Otherwise it would have been too heavy and troublesome to move around. The full-colour print is made of gypsum and a binder material. According to backface it consists of a total of more than 50,000 layers, each as thick as a single human hair.
Once assembled, the printed statue was taken to the National Exhibition Centre where Guinness officials measured and confirmed the new record.
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