New contender in the sports sector, French visual communications specialist Deko 3D by Sepia, has been enjoying knock out success with its investment in Massivit 3D printing technology. Investment in a Massivit 1800 3D printer has enabled the leading European print shop to work on a number of creative briefs in this thriving market.
Among them was a 3D-printed model of a professional female soccer star for the World Cup. At 1.7 meters tall, she took just 11 hours to print using partner Sartomer’s market-leading N3xtDimension® UV-curable liquid resins. These advanced liquid resins make up a significant portion of Massivit 3D’s unique, proprietary Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP) technology and enable the super-fast production of lightweight, hollow 3D-printed models.
Deko 3D by Sepia also helped Chambéry Savoie Mont-Blanc’s sponsor Euromedia create the feeling of closeness to a favourite team and its players, with the first ever completely 3D-printed handball player. In only 11 hours, it produced an incredible replica that stands at a height of 1.8 meters and weighs 34kg. The club’s president ,Alain Poncet was delighted at how realistic the 3D-printed player looked in his team’s uniform and instantly understood how 3D printing builds hype and attracts crowds. Fans could interact with the handball player and take selfies, embracing their connection with the team, and the sport as a whole.
Other successful projects include the 3D printed skier supporting the communication of the AUDI FIS World Cup 2020 for the famous ski resort, Crans-Montana in Switzerland or FC Grenoble Rugby’s newest recruit, Apollo that was installed at the entrance of the Stade des Alpes to welcome players, partners and supporters. The latter, standing at 3 meters tall, took just 15 hours to print and two weeks of finishing.
“The ability to be so creative in such a highly competitive industry is enabling us to become a partner of choice for very exciting projects,” said Deko 3D by Sepia CEO, Eric Pessarossi. “The fact we have already created such a wide range of stand-out designs for some very high-profile customers is fantastic. It demonstrates that with the right technology partner you can confidently expand your reach and find a place in new markets.”
“3D printing provides a unique way for brands to reach and interact with their audience,” commented Erez Zimerman, CEO of Massivit 3D. “And it is clear this is proving an attractive option for a number of key players in the sporting industry. We are delighted that we have been a part of Deko 3D by Sepia’s successful expansion and look forward to supporting them as they continue their 3D printing journey.”