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3D Printing Zeus - the Making of an Olympic Legend

Watch how Stratasys FDM-based 3D printing was used to recreate the 2,500 year old statue "Zeus at Olympia" to serve as the centerpiece of a new exhibit at Atlanta’s Millenium Gate Museum, timed for the opening of the 2016 Olympics. Entitled “The Games: Ancient Olympia to Atlanta to Rio,” the exhibition opens August 20, 2016 and runs until January 2, 2017, and it features Greek artifacts from The Hearst Castle Collection in San Simeon, California, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Stratasys additive manufacturing has recreated this legendary statue for the first time since its destruction 1500 years ago. Based on an initial image of the piece, designers working with a team at Kennesaw State University in Georgia translated the rendering into a CAD file using 3D modeling software. The team 3D printed the statue on a powerful Stratasys Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer. The Fortus 900mc enables users to 3D print small to large parts with unmatched accuracy and throughput. FDM is the only leading additive manufacturing technology to use production-grade thermoplastics for the most durable parts – a good thing for Zeus since he will be sitting outside!