In honour of the worldwide tournament taking place and bringing everyone together, Proto3000 decided to 3D Print a soccer ball, with the participating countries on individual panels.
Not only is the piece cool to look at, but is an outstanding example of the capabilities of 3D Printing. Printed on a Stratasys Connex500, the ball showcases a perfect use for its multi-material capabilities.
The clarity of the VeroClear material, allowed for stickers to be placed inside the ball, while still remaining visible. The strength of the material is showcased through the snap features on the edges of the polygons, allowing for easy assembly. TangoBlack Plus was used for the rubber hinges that keep the majority of the ball together.
After some quick assembly, the ball is good to go, and looks stellar.
Take a look at some of our other 3D printed projects:
3D Printed Shamrock Glasses|
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and these 3D printed Shamrock glasses are sure to be an eye-opener.
Valentines Day is often synonymous with Roses. We decided to add some more longevity to this romantic gesture with the help from our 3D Printers.
In order to demonstrate the synergistic properties of the different product lines from Stratasys, Proto3000 3D printed a snowglobe with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Polyjet, and MakerBot technologies.
To celebrate the launch of the 2013 Man of Steel movie premiere the Proto3000 team 3D printed our very own Kryptonite
Off the shelf products simply don’t have the personalization and customization that a 3D Printer can offer. Take a look at our 3D Printed desktop organizer.