One of world's largest 3D printer is printing a huge Death Star in Madrid

Published on: Monday, 12 December 2016
One of world's largest 3D printer is printing a huge Death Star in Madrid

A huge 3D printer has been installed downtown Madrid, Spain, to 3D print a "Death Star" within the coming days. The 3D printer, reportedly "the world's largest" has been provided by ErectorBot, an American manufacturer of very large 3D printers with FFF technology.

The event is organized by the Walt Disney Company with support from Madrid Townhall,  to promote the launch of the movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, which narrates a “stand-alone” episode occurring prior to the events of the main Star Wars saga.

The 3D printer, located in famous Puerta de Alcalá square is enclosed in a large glass cube to allow public to follow its 3D printing non-stop progress, except for re-calibrating operations. This 3D printer has been specially manufactured for this project.

The Death Star model is being made out of PLA. Once completed it will be two meters in diameter and weigh over 100 kilograms. The 3D printing process is being supervised by Leonar Dodd, the engineer behind ErectorBot.

Rogue One premiers in Spain on Thursday 15th December, but the 3D printing process will take until 18th December.

 

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