Mar 4, 2018 | By Tess

Moti Digital, a 3D printing service in Mexico, used additive manufacturing technologies to create a giant skeleton installation for the Mexican Festival of Light in the city of Guadalajara.

The massive skeleton, which measures 8.4 meters in length and 3.6 meters in height (27.5 x 11.8 feet), was 3D printed by Moti Digital using an in-house Massivit 1800 3D printer. The 3D printer, one of the largest on the market, has a build volume of 1800 x 1500 x 1200 mm and uses Massivit’s innovative Gel Dispensing Printing technology.

Moti Digital’s skeleton was reportedly 3D printed in only four days and was assembled at Guadalajara’s Plaza Tapatía, where it looked like it was emerging from a fountain.

At nearly four meters in height, the 3D printed skeleton installation could have been a terrifying sight, except that it featured a most warm and friendly smile. Unsurprisingly, the skeleton drew lots of attention during the four-day Mexican Festival of Light and was a highlight for many festival-goers, who posed with the amiable 3D printed skeleton.

Mexico’s Festival of Light is a four-day-long event that seeks to showcase art and design works that use light or are light-based. In keeping with the theme, Moti Digital was sure to illuminate the 3D printed skeleton for optimal effect.

The 3D printed skeleton will also be displayed at the Festival del Día de los Muertos on October 31 this year.

Readers might be reminded of a somewhat scarier 3D printed skeleton we wrote about some time ago. Laika Studios, the animation studio behind such inspiring films as Coraline and ParaNorman used 3D printing to construct a 16-foot tall skeleton for one of its more recent animations: Kubo and the Two Strings. Unlike Moti Digital’s skeleton, however, this one was built to frighten!



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