3D printed sculpture from biocomposite material

The UPM Formi 3D biocomposite and large scale 3D-printing enable freedom of design meaning that even challenging shapes and forms acan be created. Benefit of the biocomposite include its lightness, processability in manufacturing and post-processing quality.

"As an artist it’s always interesting to try new materials and techniques. It’s great that the material can be modified and processed in pretty much the same way and with the same tools as regular wood. Great method for public art commissions and art exhibitions", says artist Sara Nilsson.

She is a Swedish artist working with sculpture and painting.

"The project started with making a small wax sculpture about 20 cm high. The sculpture was then 3D-scanned by The Wood Region", Nilsson explains.


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