UK large format print business Andesign has used its Massivit 1800 3D printer to produce a stunning 3.5m-high x 2m-long (11.5ft x 6.56ft) African elephant that's been installed on the front of its building in Birmingham.
Once printed, the impressive mammal was given a coat of paint and can now be seen smashing through the wall of the company’s premises in the town of Sutton-Coldfield, seven miles north-east of Birmingham City.
“This will serve as a permanent fixture to underscore Andesign’s ability to get its customers noticed with high-impact creative projects,” says Andesign in a press release.
"It seems that the folks at Massivit are Pachydermophiles!" notes WFOL publisher Andy McCourt. "As part of their launch promotion at drupa 2016, they had a 3D-printed pink elephant crashing through a wall of the hall they occupied....now one is crashing out the other way at their latest customer in Birmingham UK!"
|Massivit at drupa 2016 - photo (c) Andy McCourt|
The first Massivit 1800 in Australia went into production in 2016 at Omus in Bayswater, Melbourne. In 2017, Omus won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at FESPA in Hamburg, Germany, for a Louis Vuitton pop-up display produced on its Massivit 3D printer.
Omus has since been bought out by Seen Technology, who now have the Massivit. A second Massivit was sold to Sydney's Composite Images, who helped with producing the Louis Vuitton project.