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FDM helps Chipotle get "Back to the Start"

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how FDM 3D printing helped create Chipotle’s popular Back to the Start animated short film.



Fast-forward one minute into the movie to hear Bob Thorne, special effects supervisor at Artem Ltd., explain how his team shaved almost a week off a tight production timeline by using the RedEye technology to create just one character.

There is no limit to the end use of 3D printed parts.

To see the full film, click on the link below:



Bringing Maps to Llife!

vW Maps and RapidPro have produced an accurate, detailed three-dimensional model of the Beechworth wine region. Made with 3D printing technology, the model maps the locations of vineyards, the official wine region, the roads, rivers and wooded areas. The topographically-accurate base shows the rolling hills that help distinguish the region’s wines.

Cartographer Martin von Wyss of vW Maps said the geography of the wine region comes alive in this format.

“Seeing and touching the landforms makes it easy to understand how wind, rain, and temperatures affect the grapes. Clearly the qualities of the wines differ thanks, in part, to the varied topography. The road rises as you head eastward, up into Beechworth, and undulates from Mount Pilot in the north through Beechworth and up to Mount Stanley in the south.”

The full-colour terrain model was printed by specialists RapidPro of Mornington, Victoria, using additive manufacturing technology, also known as rapid prototyping or 3D printing. Th…