2000 roosters printed by FDM printer to celebrate Chinese New Year

Rooster printed in PLA

In the Chinese calendar this is the year of the rooster and to celebrate an artist Bostonian has had the great idea to install a 3D printer in the middle of a park and have it all year printing roosters nonstop.

The place chosen by the artist Chris templeman is Rose Kennedy Greenway Park that we can find in the well-known city of Boston. The artist has called the project «Make and Take» why the visitors come to the park have the possibility of getting a of these originals printed figures.


El January 28 began the Chinese year of the rooster and the artist Chis templeman It has been proposed celebrate by printing 2000 roosters. To achieve this, a 3d printer inside a huge transparent polycarbonate urn which measures almost 3 meters high. The printer located inside is programmed to print relentlessly rooster after rooster until the amount of 2000 copies all of them printed in PLA.

Make and Take project

A funny mechanism makes every time a rooster is printed is scroll to an accessible opening to the viewers, thus park visitors will be able to return home with a printed piece. As long as they are at the right time, since Each rooster takes 3-4 hours to fully print. But if you go to the park and you don't get a rooster to take with you, don't be discouraged because throughout the year «This attraction / work of art» will be in operation until completing the total of 2000 planned roosters.

The model used for prints has been obtained from digital scan of a Chinese porcelain figurine located in an exhibition of the museum of fine arts boston. The material chosen for the reproductions is PLA filament. A very wise choice, since we remember that this filament does not give off harmful gases in its fusion and is biodegradable.

This CContrast between the original porcelain It works by hand and the new mass-produced PLA material prints is significant. Templeman explains: «With technologies such as 3D printing people can produce objects that were once intended for a privileged few, the democratization of manufacturing«.

The Make and Take project seems to want raise awareness that the new additive technologies they are totally accessible and make possible a world in which anyone can materialize their ideas with very few resources.
Templeman says excitedly: “When meeting with Make and take, the public is invited to see a marvel of modern technology: the ability to 'print' physical objects»

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