SLA 3D Printed Giant LV x NBA Basketball Model

SLA 3D Printed Giant LV x NBA Basketball Model

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Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing, Primer Coating, Polish, Paint
Material Resin
Quantity 10 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 27 workdays

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About Project

In January 2020, Louis Vuitton announced a three-year partnership with the National Basketball Association. Since then, designer Virgil Abloh has produced exclusive accessories branded with the NBA and LV iconography.
These giant 3D printed basketball display model with the icons and brand names of LV and NBA, were ordered to be placed in LV's flagship stores in several cities. With LV's classical monogram pattern, the ordinary basketball also looked chic and voguish.

Solution

  • Step 1: To make the monogram pattern obvious after post-processing, the pattern, as well as the logos, should be at least 5mm deep. A proper depth could produce the emboss effect.
  • Step 2: For the convenience of printing, we firstly hollow the 3D model and leave a 1cm thick wall. Then we split the model into two semispheres and add supports to the inside so the exterior would have a better surface.
  • Step 3: 3D print the semispheres with SLA Durable Resin using our industrial SLA 3D printer, which could print them in one piece.
  • Step 4: As the supports are all in the interior, the post-processing becomes much easier. We just need to rinse them with IPA, dry in the air, spray with putty, and paint with an airgun. At last, draw the black lines.
  • Step 5: Connect the two halves together and stick with superglue. The seams are hidden in the black lines.


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