January 26, 2020
INDIAN SCENARIO

Pune plays host to World’s Tallest 3D Printed Statue of Lord Ganesha

3D Printed Statue
Above: (From left to right) Ganesh Kalaskar – head of the Portrait Artist’s Group, Shekhar Anna – Manager at Naivedyam Hotel, Vicky Kapure – Designer of the Lord Ganesha idol & Rajesh Shetty – Founder of ReBirth Foundation and Naivedyam hotel/Image Credit: Kiviaan Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Recently, the world’s tallest 3D printed statue of Lord Ganesha was unveiled in Mumbai at the AMTech Expo 2019. This 3D printed statue is now displayed at Sinhagad Road, Pune for the general public to see from 26th to 29th December, 2019.

The 10 feet tall statue is completely 3D printed as a single part with a footprint of 5×5 square feet. The massive statue is printed from PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate – Glycol) filament and weighs in excess of 200 kg.

The PETG material is transparent by nature and hence the 3D printed statue was required to be post-processed. This job was undertaken by Pune-based Marcopolo, a two decade old 3D printing and rapid prototyping company, after it was brought to Pune for display.

The 3D printed statue will now be touring across India and the first stop is in Pune. Vicky Kapure the designer of the Lord Ganesha idol and the founder of Kiviaan Technologies Pvt Ltd., was present at the unveiling of the statue in Pune. The unveiling was done by Mr. Rajesh Shetty the founder of ReBirth Foundation. The event was also graced by presence of Mr. Ganesh Kalaskar the head of the Portrait Artist’s Group. 

The statue is on display for the people of Pune from 26th to 29th December, 2019 and general public can visit the same and experience the 3D printed statue.

World’s Tallest 3D Printed Statue of Lord Ganesha

The 3D printed statue was printed on a giant FDM 3D printer having a build volume of 1000 cubic feet.

The details of the statue are:

  • Dimensions: (LWH): 5ft x 5ft x 10ft
  • Weight: 200 kg
  • Build time: 3 days
  • Average material deposition rate: Approximately 3kg per hour
  • Method: FFF layered deposition
  • Raw material: Natural PETG pellets

Contributions from the Indian AM Community

Various members of the Indian Additive Manufacturing Forum have contributed to this undertaking. They include the following companies:

Banker 3D Works, Ahmedabad – Commissioned the 3D printer and contributed the machine time

3DAdda, Pune – Contributed the 3D design file of the statue

Sahas Softech, Mumbai – Performed Post processing on the statue

Marcopolo, Pune – Performed Post processing on the statue in Pune

Indian 3D Printing Network – Provided platform to inaugurate and exhibit the statue

Solidspace Technologies, Nashik – Contributed to the raw material, and provided technology inputs for pellet 3D printing for the statue

Technolexis, Hyderabad – Contributed to the logistics of the statue

Aha 3D, Jaipur – Manufactured the 3D printer and performed the 3D print.

The vision of the team is to establish India’s technology leadership in the field of 3D printing. This statue demonstrates the team’s end-to-end technology expertise as a nation which they look forward and expand towards creating more such milestones in the future.

The status was an instant attraction and this prompted the promoters of the same to tour the statue across India.


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