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World’s tallest 3D printed human

posted 28 June 2016 at 10:20:20

Back in May, a new 3D printing Guinness World Record was set, so we thought we’d flag it up in case you missed the news.

Backface, a Birmingham-based 3D printing and scanning company has claimed the World Record for the tallest 3D printed human in the form of a giant, oversized statue of Jon Bentley, presenter of The Gadget Show. The team at Backface scanned the presenter in their studio and then printed the super-sized statue on a ProJet 660 printer.

The record-breaking 2.05m effigy (which breaks the previous record of 2m) is made up of an astounding 50,000 layers, each no thicker than a human hair. No wonder it took more than a month to complete!  

Image: © Backface