Issue 414 | Week 2 | April 2018
Massivit 3D Produces Larger-Than-Life Winter Sports Accessories

Ski Deal enlisted the help of two large format print providers, SismaItalia Metropole in partnership with Marie 3D, to produce a range of larger-than-life 3D printed winter sports accessories.

Produced on the companies’ Massivit 1800 3D printers, The winter accessories included a pair of oversized goggles, a helmet, a full-size snowboard and the main attraction – a gigantic ski boot which featured prominently on social media after hundreds of visitors chose to climb inside for selfies.

Measuring 2.2m-long and 2.3m-high (7.2ft x 7.5ft), the realistic ski boot comprised two pieces and was produced within just 38 hours. Once the gloss finish was applied, the lifelike boot was ready to be transported by cable car to its final destination – 3000m (1.9 miles) above ground level, to steal the limelight.