Semi Transparent SLA Bust of Mr Cadbury
Filled to Capacity
The bust filled the 3D envelope of one of our large frame SLA machines. It was so large that we had to position the bust such that the shoulders were across the diagonal of the 500x500mm platform.
Sweet Wrapper Look
The bust was hollowed out and hand finished on both inside and outside surfaces. The inside was spray painted Cadburys purple whilst the outside was given several coats of gloss lacquer to achieve that lustrous look.
Scaled down simplified data of the engineering plant was broken down into many sections representing the differing areas of the plant. Several SLA printers and SLS printers were utilised simultaneously to speed up the process.
Once the pieces were built, supports were carefully removed. As budget was limited, parts were given a light sandblast and a quick coat of paint, the colour depicted the various sectors of the plant.The parts were mounted to a custom built display board. All in all the project was completed in just over a week
How it was achieved…
The data was processed ready to be built on one of our large frame SLA machines. The bust filled the 3D envelope of one of our large frame SLA machines. It was so large that we had to position the bust such that the shoulders were across the diagonal of the 500x500mm platform. The automatic support generation software provided reliable supports as the Stereolithography [SLA] machine embarked upon the 3 day build.
The finishing stage was the most crucial as the high quality standards expected had dictated the use of our most trusted finishers/sprayers. The inside was spray painted Cadburys purple whilst the outside was given several coats of gloss lacquer to achieve that lustrous look the client had specified.
The underside of the nose just about shows the clear wall thickness of this magnificent piece.
e-Stage automatic support generation created reliable supports shown here under the nose and moustache.
The size of the bust can be seen here next to one of our master sprayers Dave.
Only master finishers with 20+ years of experience each were allowed to work on the critical stages of the finishing to give that look the client so desired.
The entire project was completed from data to desk in a littlet over a week.