The bull is a noble creature defined by two massive horns that will gore you if the animal is given the chance. It’s also the symbol of a healthy economy. To that end, Stratasys has made a bull on a 3D printer for its Investors and Analyst Day at NASDAQ.
The Stratasys Blog says that its 3D printed bull uses the multi-material Objet Connex 3D printer to its maximum effect to create the unique multi-colored Wall Street bull:
The original “Charging Bull” sculpture is 3,200 kilograms of bronze, but the Stratasys bull is sleek, hand-held version. It was produced on a highly precise Stratasys Objet Connex 3D Printer, which allowed the designer to highlight the details in the face, tail, feet and musculature. Demonstrating the multi-material capabilities of the Connex line of 3D printers, the tail and horn are printed in VeroWhite, the text and logo in VeroBlack, and the body combines the two into a range of gray digital materials. The single print run required to produce this model was a snap!
The Objet Connex line of multi-material printers continues to impress as the engineers at Stratasys push the limit of what can be done with two materials being layered at the same time. In the past, the company has managed to make a ship in a bottle and a working keyboard in a single run. In the above video, the company also shows off a human torso made with a transparent material and a white material.