3D printing just went seriously next level, as a Canadian team unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed camper. Weighing in as the largest indoor, single-piece 3D printed object in the world, the full-sized camper took 9 days and hundreds of feet of filament to create – and the results are pretty fantastic.
The trailer is the first of its kind, and the sheer size of the project makes it impressive. This is no tiny trailer. The camper is 13 feet long, 6 feet wide and weighs 600 pounds – that’s 507 cubic feet of 3D-printed goodness. It’s over 3 times larger than the previous record-holding indoor, single-piece 3D print. The project was printed at Create Cafe in Saskatoon over 230 hours using the largest 3D printer in North America.
You might think that this is just some novelty. But 3D-printed trailers have an advantage over traditional construction. Since it has no seams, you don’t have to worry about leaks. (If you’ve ever slept in a leaky camper, you know that’s major.) It also doesn’t require a chassis. And you can customize it to your wildest camper dreams. For instance, the team, led by Randy Janes of Wave of the Future 3D, designed the trailer so that it can be converted into an ice fishing cabin.
Images via Create Cafe
Here it is! The world’s first 3D printed camper trailer. It’s also the largest object to ever be 3D printed at over 500 cubic feet. The trailer is on display at @CreateCafe3D in Saskatoon. #YXE #Sask @GlobalSaskatoon pic.twitter.com/hrF7UerLNb
— Adam MacVicar (@AdamMacVicar) February 23, 2018