DMLS 3D Printed Chimonanthus Praecox Flower Branch with Stainless Steel
Posted on 2022-09-23 in Toys · 玩具
Cai Zhisong is an Internationally renowned Chinese sculptor, who has created a series of metal plant sculptures scanned from real plants, not only chimonanthus praecox, but also lotus, orchid, and rose.
- Step 1: Help the artist 3D scan the Chimonanthus Praecox flower branches he picked. The handheld 3D scanner has a resolution of 0.02mm, and it doesn’t require attaching detection points to the branches as we could hang them in the detection frames.
- Step 2: Collect the high-precision 3D data and process it on a computer. The artist adjusts the models and adds bases to the bottom. The broken meshes need to be mended and some parts need to be reshaped. Split the models into branches and flowers for easier post-processing.
- Step 3: Arrange the placement of all the models. Prepare the stainless steel powders, heat the printer chamber to the correct temperature, then the laser touches the area as the set route. When they cool down, break the thin supports with pliers, cut the thick supports with wire cutting.
- Step 4: Sand the flower branches and make them matte. Polish the flowers to make the petals shine. Finally, solder the flowers onto the branches.