LOD, Israel – June 21, 2018 -Â Massivit 3D announced that its customer,Â Â has created an ultra-realistic,Â Â to promote a new paleontology exhibition at Parisâ€™ MusÃ©e national d’Histoire naturelle.
With the objective to drive visitor footfall to the museumâ€™s exhibition, the visually-striking dinosaur was brought to life using METROPOLEâ€™sÂ Massivit 1800Â 3D Printer in just two days. Measuring a gigantic 1.8m.-wide, 2.33m.-long and 3m.-high (5.9ft. x 7.6ft. x 9.8ft.), the reptile is currently grazing on vegetation at the Gare d’Austerlitz railway station, adjacent to the museum.
Bringing History to Life
â€œWhen it comes to producing giant attention-grabbing models that truly turn heads and capture peopleâ€™s attention, our Massivit 1800 is the solution of choice,â€� says Denise Zanet, executive partner at METROPOLE.
Using the Massivit 1800â€™s unrivaled print speed of up to 35cm./14-inch per hour and dual print heads, METROPOLE was able to meet the museumâ€™s stringent deadline by producing the triceratops in just eight components. Once assembled, the company strengthened the construction with ballast to guarantee the dinosaurâ€™s longevity during sustained interaction within a public environment. To ensure even greater lifelikeness, Metropoleâ€™s cinematic artistic team then covered the dinosaur with a textured surface to achieve its natural-looking skin, while also producing realistic eyes to enhance its authentic appearance.
â€œThe MusÃ©e national d’Histoire naturelle was completely blown away by how astonishingly lifelike our 3D printed triceratops looks,â€� says Zanet. â€œItâ€™s already generating huge buzz at the train station with many passers-by asking how it was created and where they can find out more.â€�
Securing Repeat Business
According to Zanet, Franceâ€™s leading transport company, SNCF Gares & Connexions approached METROPOLE following its close collaboration and success of last yearâ€™sÂÂ campaign. This saw the company produce a life-size replica of the Italian comic book adventurer in celebration of the seriesâ€™ 50thÂ anniversary.
She explains: â€œGares & Connexions were so overwhelmed by the incredible success and interaction that the 3D printed replica generated, that they recommended us for this campaign. This is a testament to the strong customer engagement and brand awareness attainable with our Massivit 1800.â€�
The stunning triceratops will be wowing the public throughout the duration of the paleontology exhibition, which is on display until September 2.
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