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Top 5 Videos: Hollywood’s Top 3D Printed Characters

Published on July 7, 2024 by Isaac B.

Welcome to our compilation of this week’s most compelling 3D printing highlights. We begin with our very own video featuring Jason Lopes, CTO at Gentle Giants, as he takes the 3Dnatives team on an exclusive tour of the Hollywood Showcase at RAPID + TCT 2024. Discover the incredible role of 3D printing in the film industry and see some of the top 3D-printed characters used in Hollywood movies. Next, My Tech Fun provides an in-depth exploration of the Creality K1 Max 3D printer, emphasizing its capability to handle various filament types effectively straight out of the box, minimizing the need for extensive modifications. Moving forward, Indeterminate Designs highlights the feasibility of using 3D printing technology to produce miniature hydraulic systems. In fourth place, High Tech Horizons focuses on several cutting-edge technologies poised to revolutionize various aspects of life, including additive manufacturing. Lastly, our very own Madeleine Prior introduces groundbreaking advancements in additive manufacturing showcased at the RAPID+TCT 2024 event last week. Let’s begin!

Top 1: Hollywood’s Top 5 3D Printed Characters

First up, Jason Lopes, CTO at Gentle Giants, takes the 3Dnatives team on an exclusive tour of the Hollywood Showcase at RAPID + TCT 2024. Discover the incredible role of 3D printing in the film industry and see some of the top 3D printed characters used in Hollywood movies. These figures, also used in theatrical releases and theme parks, highlight the integration of 3D printing with traditional fabrication techniques. From scaled-down prototypes to full-size maquettes, Lopes explains the iterative process involved in perfecting details and lighting effects using additive manufacturing.

Top 2: Is 3D Printer Modification Dead?

Next up, My Tech Fun provides an in-depth exploration of the Creality K1 Max 3D printer, emphasizing its capability to handle various filament types effectively straight out of the box, minimizing the need for extensive modifications. Beginning with an enthusiastic unboxing and assembly demonstration before testing out a wide range of filaments, the host expresses satisfaction with the printer’s performance, particularly its ability to print technical filaments up to 300°C without additional upgrades. The end conclusion is that the Creality K1 Max stands out as a highly capable 3D printer suitable for a wide range of applications, and wouldn’t necessarily benefit from extra modifications.

Top 3: 3D Printed Hydraulics

Moving forward, Indeterminate Designs highlights the feasibility of using 3D printing technology to produce miniature hydraulic systems. Motivated by expensive commercial options used in Formula 1 gearboxes, the video showcases a proof-of-concept hydraulic system designed with SLA resin. The system includes a gear pump, pressure relief valve, and control valves integrated into a single 3D printed block. Despite initial leaks and low-pressure output due to design challenges like gear inefficiencies and material choices, the project demonstrates the potential for creating compact and powerful actuators for future applications.

Top 4: 3D Printing – A Life-Changing Technology of Tomorrow

Next, High Tech Horizons focuses in on several cutting-edge technologies poised to revolutionize various aspects of life. SpaceX’s Starship, a reusable spacecraft, promises to significantly lower space travel costs and facilitate missions to Mars and beyond. 3D printing advancements are highlighted, showcasing its evolution from plastic filaments to metals and biomaterials, revolutionizing industries from healthcare to space exploration.

Top 5: Exploring the Hottest Innovations at RAPID + TCT 2024

Wrapping up, we present another video from the 3Dnatives team! Our host, Madeleine, introduces groundbreaking advancements in additive manufacturing showcased at the RAPID+TCT 2024 event last week. She visits various booths, starting with Visitech, highlighting their world-first 4K scrolling system for high-capacity 3D printing. She then explores the FPM-Trinity by FUJI Corporation, emphasizing its ability to rapidly prototype printed circuit boards. The segment moves to Additive Industries’ Metal Ffab used by the Stake F1 Team Sauber, featuring a flexible build envelope and monthly licensing model for printing critical parts of a Formula 1 car. Enjoy!

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