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3D Printing the Oscars

February 23, 2016

This Sunday is the 88th Academy Awards and the actual Oscar statue has been resdesigned to combine elements from both the 2015 statutes and the original 1929 art deco style.  Making this possible was the use of 3D printing technology!

Once the two styles were combined then a final 3D version was printed with wax.  The wax version was then used to create a ceramic mold which was then used to pour the brass in, then they were coated in 24-karat gold.

Some fun trivia to impress your fellow Oscar Party go-ers:

  • Each Oscar weighs 8.5 pounds

  • They are 13.5" tall

  • It took the foundary 3 months to hand make all 50 statues

 

 

 

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