FDM 3D Printed 3.2m China Dragon Totem Pillar PLA Huabiao

FDM 3D Printed 3.2m China Dragon Totem Pillar PLA Huabiao

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Process 3D Print
Material Plastic
Quantity 2 pcs
Price Range $1,000-5,000
Lead Time 12 workdays

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About Project

Have you ever wondered how to create a stunning and majestic sculpture for your office or home? If you think that traditional methods are too expensive, time-consuming, or limited, then you might want to consider 3D printing as an alternative.

At FacFox, we offer 3D printing services for making large-format sculptures that can impress anyone who sees them. One of our recent projects was to create two 3.2m-high huabiao pillars for a client who wanted to decorate their office with a Chinese dragon totem. Huabiao is a type of ceremonial column that originated in ancient China and is often seen in front of palaces, temples, and tombs. They are usually made of marble and carved with intricate patterns and symbols.

We used FDM 3D printing technology to print the huabiao pillars with PLA material, which is a biodegradable and eco-friendly plastic. PLA has a smooth surface finish and can mimic the appearance of marble with a special coating. The coating also makes the pillars weather-proof and durable outdoors.

The design of the huabiao pillars was based on a traditional style that features coiled dragons and auspicious clouds. The dragons represent power, strength, and good luck, while the clouds symbolize harmony and peace. The whole pillar is decorated with these motifs, creating a stunning visual effect.

To print the huabiao pillars, we had to split the 3D model into pieces and print the sections separately, then assemble them together into one piece. This way, we could print the pillar at a large scale without compromising the quality and details. The assembly process was easy and fast, thanks to our precise alignment and connection methods.

The final result was amazing: two 3.2m-high huabiao pillars that looked like they were made of marble, but at a fraction of the cost and time. The client was very happy with the outcome and praised our 3D printing skills and service.

If you are interested in creating your own large-format sculpture with 3D printing, please contact us at FacFox. We can help you turn your vision into reality with our professional and reliable 3D printing services. Whether you want a Chinese dragon totem, a Greek statue, or anything else, we can make it happen. Let us show you the power and beauty of 3D printing!

Solution

  • Step 1: The 3D model of the Huabiao pillar was created by using 3D modeling software. The model was based on a traditional Huabiao design that featured coiled dragons and auspicious clouds.
  • Step 2: The 3D model was split into pieces by using 3D slicing software. The pieces were arranged to fit the size and shape of the FDM 3D printer’s build plate. The slicing software also generated the G-code instructions for the 3D printer to follow.
  • Step 3: The pieces were printed using an FDM 3D printer with PLA material. The printer extruded the molten PLA filament layer by layer, following the G-code instructions. The printing process took several hours for each piece, depending on the size and complexity.
  • Step 4: The printed pieces were removed from the build plate and cleaned by using a scraper and a brush. The excess material and support structures were removed by using a cutter and a plier. The pieces were inspected for any defects or errors.
  • Step 5: The pieces were assembled into one piece by using screws, nuts, and bolts. The alignment and connection points were marked on the pieces beforehand. The assembled pillar was coated by using a special spray paint.
  • Step 6: The coated pillar was transported to the client’s office by using a truck. The pillar was carefully loaded and secured on the truck bed. The pillar was delivered to the client’s office within a few days.


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