As part of the International Cartoon Festival of Angoulême, Métropole, a France-based specialist in event management, digital printing, and large-format 3D printing, has produced five life-size characters using its Massivit 3D printer – to the delight of commuters and festival-goers.
Thanks to its unrivaled printing speed of up to 35cm (14”) per hour and its two printheads, the Massivit 1800 3D printer has enabled Métropole to meet the extremely tight deadlines set by the festival organizers.
Franck Bondoux, the festival’s President, explains: “Only the Massivit 3D printer, deployed by Métropole, could have pulled off this feat in terms of turnaround time. Our life-size statues were ready onsite on the opening day of the festival, creating just the wow effect we had been aiming for.”
Métropole testifies to the capability of Massivit 3D printers to produce large format 3D objects at great speed. “It took less than four weeks’ work – eighty hours of printing plus 200 hours of assembly, sculpting and painting – to create the five comics characters displayed at Angoulême station” says Denise Zanet, Associate Director at Métropole, who is thrilled with the buzz and delight the statues have sparked at the station.