3D printing sculptures / Venus de Milo

Principles of 3D printer operation

3D printing process

3D printing technology is based on the layer-by-layer build-up of polymers. However, these are not all methods of 3D printing. There is also:

  1. Laser sintering of powders. The powder itself is delivered to the printer using a rotating shaft and is evenly distributed over the entire printing surface. The 3D printer removes the excess material, but later uses it again to apply the next layer. It is worth noting that the high accuracy of this method ensures the immobility of the parts. But this method has one significant disadvantage - the low quality (roughness) of the surface of the object, which requires mandatory finishing.
  1. Stereolithography. This principle of operation is similar to the previous one, but has some differences. First, this principle of operation of the 3D printer is most often used. Secondly, it is based on the effect of a laser beam on photopolymer resin. At the points of contact, the composition hardens, and later another layer of photopolymer is added and the process is repeated. The 3D printer removes the excess composition and then reuses it.
  1. Bonding of powders. This principle of operation is as simple as possible - starch-cellulose powder, and together with it water-based glue, are fed to the head of an inkjet printer. Glue binds the powder and forms the contours of the model, and to give the product strength, its cavities are filled with liquid wax.
  1. Jet modeling (in this case, the printer uses two types of materials - supporting and modeling). Wax is most often used as a supporting material, but the list of modeling materials is quite long. Basically, these materials are close in their properties and characteristics to structural thermoplastics.

The process consists in the simultaneous application of a supporting and modeling material, after which photopolymerization takes place, and then mechanical alignment. This method allows you to create both hard and soft products. In the second case, there is a similarity of the material of the product with rubber.

For example, our work: Sculpture of Venus de Milo

The original decorative finish endows the famous statue with the noble charm of antiquity, emphasizes the expressiveness of its relief, and allows you to look at the values of the famous sculpture from a new angle.

As with every one of our models, this beautiful replica has been crafted with great attention to detail and care! Available in multiple sizes and color styles, this model will really turn heads and grab people’s attention when they see it in your home.

So, about our technologies. First, the 3D model is finalized and cut into parts of the future sculpture. Next comes the printing and gluing of the shell. We use high-strength concrete, improved by adding special additives. Finishing with proven primers and facade paints prepares the famous sculpture for all adverse factors when used outdoors. Then comes the decorative 3d art coloring.

Creation of Venus from different partsManual processing of Venus

All of our models are designed and manufactured in-house by our experts and 3D printed using the highest quality materials. Through rigorous testing and quality control, you can be sure you’re getting a beautiful piece of art for your home.

This sculpture (photo) has size: 1.9m, print time: 140h, post-processing: 3 days

Finished statue of VenusVenus in full growth

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