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Massivit 1800 3D printer up to the tusk

UK large format print business Andesign has used its Massivit 1800 3D printer to produce a stunning 3.5m-high x 2m-long (11.5ft x 6.56ft) African elephant that's been installed on the front of its building in Birmingham.

Andesign 3D Printed Elephant

Once printed, the impressive mammal was given a coat of paint and can now be seen smashing through the wall of the company’s premises in the town of Sutton-Coldfield, seven miles north-east of Birmingham City. 

“This will serve as a permanent fixture to underscore Andesign’s ability to get its customers noticed with high-impact creative projects,” says Andesign in a press release.

"It seems that the folks at Massivit are Pachydermophiles!" notes WFOL publisher Andy McCourt.  "As part of their launch promotion at drupa 2016, they had a 3D-printed pink elephant crashing through a wall of the hall they one is crashing out the other way at their latest customer in Birmingham UK!"

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 Massivit at drupa 2016 - photo (c) Andy McCourt

The first Massivit 1800 in Australia went into production in 2016 at Omus in Bayswater, Melbourne. In 2017, Omus won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at FESPA in Hamburg, Germany, for a Louis Vuitton pop-up display produced on its Massivit 3D printer.

Omus has since been bought out by Seen Technology, who now have the Massivit. A second Massivit was sold to Sydney's Composite Images, who helped with producing the Louis Vuitton project.