London, Oct. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MakerBot® unveiled the incredible work of California-based artist Cosmo Wenman at the 3D PrintShow London 2012, October 19-21. The work is displayed in the MakerBot booth at the show. The pieces include: Head of a Horse of Selene, Acropolis, Athens, 438-432 BC; Portraits of Alexander the Great: -300, 1440, 1945, Hellenistic Greek 2nd-1st century BC; and Antikythera Mechanism, Hellenistic Greek, 1st century BC.
Cosmo Wenman is a prolific contributor to MakerBot's Thingiverse website that is home to approximately 25,000 digital designs for real, physical objects. On Thingiverse, Cosmo has charged users to follow his example and capture scans of actual people or notable things in the world (like an asteroid or the deepest spot in the Earth's ocean). He is on a mission to digitize the world and to challenge notions of materialism; his personal website notes that the "next couple years are going to be a big, exciting mess."
"Cosmo's latest work is some of the most compelling I have ever seen done by a MakerBot 3D printer," said Bre Pettis, MakerBot ceo and founder. "Cosmo's work calls into question the limitations often attributed to our machines, and they show beyond a shadow of a doubt that MakerBot desktop 3D printers can create pieces of incredible size, form, and beauty."
These pieces were scanned from originals in the British Museum. Cosmo modeled them to print on a MakerBot® Replicator™ desktop 3D printer in MakerBot PLA Filament. He then treated them with various finishing processes to create remarkably authentic, museum-quality replicas.
The first generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer was named "Best Emerging Tech" at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The MakerBot Replicator 2 was just announced in September. The company has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others.
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