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Artists Use 3D Printing Pens And Wood-plastic Consumables To Create Realistic Tree Sculptures

With the continuous development of 3D printing technology and the reduction of cost, it is not impossible for 3D printing technology to enter thousands of households. 3D printing will show the following trends:

First, with the maturity of technology, printing speed and printing efficiency will gradually increase;

Second, with the development of new materials, printed materials are more abundant and the cost is lower;

Third, the price of printing equipment will be lower and lower;

Fourth, the application field of 3D printing will be further expanded. There is no doubt that 3D printing pens can be used to create something amazing and creative. From fashion to 3D painting and sculpture, people have been pushing the artistic boundaries of 3D pen media for many years. However, never, we have to take another look at the 3D pen sculpture to see if it is true.

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On March 6, 2018, artist Martin Binder used a 3D printing pen and wood-plastic composite wire to make a four-meter-long birch sculpture. This work called "Portrait of Birch" is currently on display at SuperBien in Berlin!

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From a distance, the 3D-drawn tree is bizarre, and one might easily mistake it for a real birch branch hanging behind a glass. However, after careful observation, the precise lines of the 3D pen plastic will become apparent. Surprisingly, the plastic filaments of the 3D pen mimic the pattern and visual structure of the actual birch.

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To add realism, Binder chose to use only filaments made of plastic and birch. He added that he carefully studied the natural birch trees to perfectly capture their appearance. "My eyes are 3D scanners and my hands are 3D printers," he said.

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Overall, Binder spent more than 250 hours creating the tree with a 3D pen (equivalent to six weeks of full-time work!), and the details and natural feel of the branch were obvious.

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The 3D drawn branches are displayed in a glass case, which is Binder's deliberate choice. As he explained: “I spent a lot of time on Instagram, consuming images behind a glass screen. This work is equivalent to the three-dimensional space of digital media consumption. A part of the tree can be seen behind the glass facade of the unconventional exhibition space. "