Nissan has created the world’s largest sculpture using innovative 3Doodler 3D pen technology, drawing a stunning full-sized replica of the new Qashqai Black Edition to celebrate the car’s launch in Europe.
The amazing artwork was painstakingly hand-drawn by a talented team of 3D pen artists, using pens supplied by leading brand 3Doodler. They worked with true attention to detail to ensure their creation expressed the premium design and refined sophistication of the new crossover.
The Nissan Qashqai is believed to be Europe’s most popular crossover. While Nissan produces 58 Qashqais every hour at its plant in Sunderland, UK, this bespoke version took 800 man-hours to complete over a three-week period. The final sculpture is 4.4 metres long and 1.6 metres high – the same as the car it’s based on.
The 3D printing industry is predicted to be worth more than $17 billion by 2020. As a design technology, it has become increasingly common in manufacturing in recent years, including in the automotive sector.
Launching the innovation on the mass market, the 3Doodler Create 3D pen allows anyone to draw in the air to produce unique three-dimensional shapes and patterns. It works by heating solid plastic to 230 degrees C and forcing it through a nozzle just 0.7mm wide as it cools.
Led by artist Grace Du Prez, the team of 3D pen artists brought the Qashqai Black Edition to (still) life with an astonishing 13.8 kilometres of plastic strands.
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