Athens is located in the temple of Zeus Zeus Olympia Colossus, was designed by the sculptor Phidias in 422 BC of creation, is recognized as one of the "seven wonders of the world". Now, a team is using Stratasys's 3D printer and copy it out, but the size is smaller.
According to the plan, this print version of the statue of Zeus 3D will be in Atlanta Millennium Museum (Millenium Gate Museum) the door of a major new exhibition held one of the exhibits. This exhibition is mainly to echo the Rio 2016 Olympic Games opening exhibition, The Games:Ancient Olympia to name for "Atlanta to Rio", the exhibition time is from August 20, 2016 until January 2, 2017, the exhibition also includes from California San Simeon Michael C. Carlos Atlanta Hearst castle and the Museum of Greek cultural relics.
It is understood that this is the year of the Olympia Jose statue colossus the ancient Greeks to the most powerful legendary Greek god expressing awe and build, was placed in the temple of Jose. According to historical records, the ancient Greeks in creating this statue was used by the so-called "chryselephantine" (chryselephantine) technology, namely, plus an ivory and gold dress muscle in wooden frame. The throne is wooden base inlaid with ebony, gold, precious stones and glass, took eight years to complete, the 40 foot high. Unfortunately, this colossus after standing for 900 years, is still in turmoil destroyed, disappeared in the long river of history, ancient Greek coins can be only a glimpse of his style.
This time, Stratasys Additive Manufacturing, since it is destroyed, for the first time to re create this statue of the legendary statue. Based on the statue of image fragments obtained, designers and Kennesaw from Georgia State University a team together, using 3D modeling software, these images into a CAD file. Then, the production team uses a powerful Stratasys Fortus 900mc 3D printer to print out the statue of 3D.
It is reported that this Fortus 900mc to the precision and efficiency of the incomparable 3D lets users print out from various sizes of parts. It can be said that in the use of engineering thermoplastics 3D to print the most durable components, FDM 3D is also the most suitable for printing to create a show for the technology of Zeus at only leading.
It is understood that this piece of work will be held in Atlanta in 1996 to commemorate the Centennial Olympic 20 anniversary, officially opened the door at the Millennium museum.
"Throughout history, the most precious artwork for a variety of reasons were destroyed and disappeared in the history of the example meet the eye everywhere. In the past, this disappear it means that we will never lose their. This is why we invest so heavily in 3D to print these art treasures." The door museum curator Jeremy Kobus said.