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12-Foot-Tall Skeleton 3D Printed for Mexican Festival of Lights in Guadalajara

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by Tyler Koslow
Mar 5, 2018

The Mexican 3D printing service Moti Digital used a Massivit 1800 3D printer to create a 12-foot-tall skeleton structure. The installation was showcased during the Mexican Festival of Light celebrations in Guadalajara.

Known as the birthplace of tequila and mariachi music, the western metropolis of Guadalajara is a hotbed for Mexican culture and festivities. The most recent cause for celebration was The Mexican Festival of Light, a four-day event in the city that explores the harmony between light and artwork.

Last week, at the city’s popular Plaza Tapatía, thousands of visitors were greeting a lofty and lovable skeleton installation.  The 12-foot-tall sack of bones was 3D printed by Moti Digital to celebrate the Mexican Festival of Light. The sculpture appears to be emerging out of the plaza fountain, and is illuminated at night for all to see.

This 3D printed skeleton measures a whopping 8.40m in length and 3.60m in height. Although the towering structure sounds quite intimidating, it has a warm and welcoming smile strapped across its bony face. Thousands of festival attendees sat in the arms of the display, sharing photos on social media and generating a large amount of buzz.

Moti Digital Uses Massivit 3D Printer to Produce Gigantic Skeleton Display

To produce the enormous skeleton structure, the Mexican 3D printing service used an in-house Massivit 1800 3D printer. This large-format 3D printer offers a build volume of 1800 x 1500 x 1200 mm. The company’s innovative Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP) technology uses a gel-like material that is rapidly cured with UV light.

Massivit’s 3D printing technique enables customers to create super-sized objects at fast speeds. In fact, the 3D printed skeleton took only four days to manufacture and assemble. The decorative structure is also painted to provide a friendly, animated look.

Last year, the event management specialist Metropole used the Massivit 1800 3D printer to produce a life-size statue of comic-book adventurer Corto Maltese. Now, Moti Digital has utilized this large-format 3D printer to create something on an even grander scale.

While The Mexican Festival of Light has already come to a close, Moti Digital won’t be burying this amicable skeleton anytime soon. The massive display will also be featured at this year’s Festival del Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which takes place throughout Mexico from October 31 to November 2.

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