Tallest 3D Printed Sculpture of a Human!

Tallest 3D Printed Sculpture of a Human!

The global authority on record-breaking achievements is delighted to announce the brand-new record for the tallest 3D printed sculpture of a human. In celebration of new Guinness World Records new book, Science, and Stuff, the sculpture built by James Bruton, 41, stands tall at a whopping 3.62m as measured in Southampton, UK, beating the previous record of 3.06m. James, who has his own YouTube channel robots, built the sculpture with the aim of becoming a Guinness World Records title holder. He decided to have the sculpture as a model of himself and initially he himself scanned using an iPad at Portsmouth University CCI faculty to get the shape and dimensions they then had a look at his videos on YouTube to fill any gaps and get the proportions correct. He was then given a mesh that he could use to begin the build. The sculpture was built in separate pieces so that it could be stored in James’ home. With a substantial 50kg of filament used to create the sculpture, he needed to be able to move it with ease.  In total, the sculpture took 500 hours to build over two machines printing nearly 24/7. Including the time it took to reset the printer after each section, the sculpture took a total of around two months to complete. James has been building things since he was a child and his parents said they even had to ration cello tape from him as it was more expensive in the 80’s and he would use it all so quickly! More recently he has been building robots since 2004 and in the last five years, he has had the help of 3D printing to make it much easier to create accurate mechanical parts to be used in his builds. The sculpture will be housed at Winchester Discovery Centre from July to September 2018 as part of the Creative Genius Exhibition. James hosts a regular science fair in the venue taking along robots and other 3D printed builds to engage children in science activity throughout the year. 

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