It is believed to be the largest object ever made with 3d printer pens. It's name? Qashqai.
The Japanese car maker Nissan used advanced 3d printing pens from 3Doodler to create a replica of it's hatchback car, the Qashqai, in life size.
“At Nissan we always encourage initiatives where design can be expressed through new and innovative technologies," Koji Nagano, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe said in a release to reporters Tuesday. "This artistic team have certainly pushed the boundaries of 3D pen technology in creating an impressive sculpture of our premium Qashqai Black Edition.”
The work was completed by artist Grace Du Prez, who spent nearly 800 hours to create the car in black in with the 3Doodler.
“I’ve been drawing with 3Doodler’s pens for a few years now, but this is by far and away my most ambitious commission to date. It demonstrates how far 3D printing technology has come and how it can be used by anyone.”
The sculpture includes more than 8.5 miles worth of plastic extruded, which was heated to 230C and squeezed through a hold 0.7mm in diameter.