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What Would it Take to 3D Print a 1:1 Scale Death Star?

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by Franklin Houser
Updated May 4, 2021

A 3D printed Death Star in its original size and glory – that’s a 3D printing project of galactic proportions. All3DP’s author Franklin Houser has crunched the numbers.

So, what does it take to 3D print a 1:1 scale Death Star? The question I have asked myself depends on several variables. For simplicity, I will only be focusing on material costs, and the time needed to complete the task as well as a few different scenarios. One crucial factor is the ratio between the solid material and open space within the battle station as we would only 3D print the solid components.