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3D printing Guinness World Record!

posted 26 October 2015 at 20:42:31

The world’s largest 3D printed structure was unveiled at Beijing Design week, which took place earlier this month. Called ‘Vulcan’, the 3D printed arched pavilion has been awarded the Guinness World Record for its size – consisting of 1.24 cubic metres of 3D printed material. Made by Beijing’s Laboratory for Creative Design (LCD), the large-scale white latticed structure wowed visitors to the high-tech business park complex which hosted the show. Consisting of more than 1,000 individual 3D printed units, it took 30 days for 20 giant printers to finish each of three identical units that make up the 8m-long, 2.8m-tall structure.

Its designers, Yu Lei and Xu Feng, took inspiration for its arched shape from the mushroom-like cloud of smoke that forms after a volcanic eruption. With its cocoon-like, open triangular detailing and delicate web-like filaments stretching across them, the award-winning pavilion paves the way for future 3D printed works of art on an architectural scale.    

Image: Courtesy of LCD and BJDW