RedEye to manufacture a 3D-printed statue of Thomas Jefferson for Smithsonian
One of the renowned digital manufacturing services – RedEye On Demand has entered into a venture with the world’s largest museum, Smithsonian. The major reason for the venture is to create a spectacular replica of life-sized 3D printed statue of Thomas Jefferson.
Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office conducted 3D laser scans of the statue that has already existed. This statue was created by Studio EIS.
“The details RedEye on Demand incorporated into the Jefferson statue and the quality of the model exceeded our expectations,” says Dorey Butter, Project Manager, NMAAHC.
The statue was created using production-grade thermoplastics, so as to ensure durability of the statue. RedEye on the other hand deployed a special technique for the inside of the statue to help reduce its bulkiness.
Richard Garrity, VP of RedEye on Demand said, “We are expanding the reach of our services beyond traditional design firms and product development, and our work with the Smithsonian demonstrates our ability to offer customized parts and products for unique, one-off applications in an affordable way.”