As one of only two 'classic' ballparks still in use, Fenway Park is today a national icon, having served as the home of the Boston Red Sox for over a century. So to celebrate the centennial we decided to 3D print..er..the entire park.
The staff at Objet's Boston office managed to get hold of some of the blueprints from the Boston Inspectional Services Department. Together with some recent photos of the park they were then able to create an STL file for 3D printing on the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer! Check out the amazing photos below.
About the model:
- The 3D printed model itself was printed in 40 seperate interlocking pieces on the Objet Connex500 - Objet's largest multi-material 3D printer.
- When put together the final assembly weights about 105 pounds.
- The final 3D model shows off the fantastic print resolution of the Objet machine to great effect. Some of the noticeable details include Pesky's Pole, Ted Williams' red seat, the Green Monster (including seats atop).
- The model also includes the exact number of lights, concourses, dugouts and bullpens.
Where you can see it:
You can follow the amazing 3D printed Fenway model around its 'victory tour' of Boston starting tomorrow, Thursday the 19th.
- Morning, April 19th - Check out the 3D printed Fenway model on Fox 25 Morning News (at around 9.30 am)
- Evening, April 19th - See the 3D printed Fenway model at the Game On! bar/restaurant opposite Fenway park (from 6pm - 9pm)
- Afternoon, April 20th - the model will be on display at the Museum of Science in Boston for a 3D printing demo (at 12.30 midday)
For those on twitter, use hashtag #3dPrintedFenway
Following these events the 3D model will be donated to the Boston Sports Museum at the TD Garden. In the meantime, I've included below some great snaps of the final 3D printed model being assembled by team. Enjoy!
(Above) The seperate 3D printed pieces laid out and ready for assembly.
(Above) Starting to put the pieces together.
(Above) Almost there!
(Above and Below) Ta-daah! The completed 3D printed model - all 105 pounds of it. Check out that detail, especially on the lights!
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