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3D Printed CB500 Honda Motorcycle Sculpture

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This CB500 Honda sculpture is a full-size, 3D-printed replica by Canadian artist Jonathan Brand. Possibly the first 3D-printed motorcycle, the sculpture is made of 18 rolls of biodegradable corn plastic. Weighing less than 40 pounds, this is a light, delicate model meant for admiration alone. It is nonetheless a collector’s dream. The transparent plastic design was created part-by-part and assembled by Brand in his studio in New Haven, Connecticut. To shape the pieces, Brand used two Ultimaker 3D printers. The noncommercial printers were within budget and, given their open source design, both flexible and well-developed enough for Brand’s creative project. Learn more about Brand’s inspiration and process on Youtube.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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