3D printing: Showstoppers of RAPID 2015


We live in a world that is fascinated with 3D everything! At the RAPID 2015 show in Long Beach, CA, this week, the variety of parts, products and just plain really cool stuff on display was amazing! From monsters and clothes to motorcycles and race cars, 3D printing has become part of everyone's world of manufacturing. The technology has come a long way, and it continues to evolve rapidly with new equipment, materials and applications.

In this slide show, we feature some of the highlights of the event, and we begin with Bodock. Nothing loomed larger over the trade show floor than this walking, talking giant creature that debuted on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and walked around Comic-Con in 2014.

More than one-third of Bodock was 3D printed, including his arm, chest and back, and the inside camera-mounting eye. A variety of Stratasys' FDM 3D printers were used in the build process, and materials included ABS and Polyjet.

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