For over a year now, Gröner has been our reseller in Germany. During which we placed multiple LARGE VOLUME, DESK and PRO series 3D printers all over the country, making the year a very successful one.
One of the 3D printers was delivered to BluePrint AG, a München based printing company. Production company Katapult Filmproduktion GmbH and NBCUniversal asked them to 3D print a true-to-scale alien spider. It would then be showcased for the world premiere of SPIDES, a science fiction series to be aired on Pay TV channel SYFY starting from 05.03.2020.
What once sounded unthinkable, became reality trough the Tractus3D printers from BluePrint AG, and with support from Karl Gröner GmbH. Within a short timespan they were able to 3D print the envisioned spider-like alien, right in time for the premiere on February 10th, 2020.
The spider was printed in individual parts and then put together. Creating a true-to-scale alien spider.
|Printers used||T3000 and T1250|
|Print time T3000||447 hours|
|Print time T1250||172 hours|
|Total print time combined||619 hours|
|Weight of 3D parts||52 kg|
|Toal weight of exhibit||120 kg|
|Preparation and finishing time||42 hours|