Wired’s giant robot at Comic-Con has a 3D printed face

Several of the 3D printer companies have a presence at Comic-Con, which is going on right now in San Diego. And one of the coolest things to see there this year, the giant robot in this video, was partially created with a Stratasys 3D printer.

Here’s how the Stratasys blog described how their Objet Connex500 3D printer helped create one of the most incredible robots I’ve ever seen:

Wired magazine called on Hollywood big guns Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects to build the pulse-quickening giant robot in this video.

The team had just 24 days to build the 9.5-foot-tall, human-controlled mechanized suit with cameras and speakers. To create its face, Legacy Effects systems engineer Jason Lopes chose Digital ABS material on an Objet Connex500 multi-material 3D printer. “High detail and a strong part, going right from print to paint to being rigged mechanically,” he says of the face. “I couldn’t have done it any other way, plus it looks gorgeous!”

I know, I know, it’s just a 3D printed face. But we’ll use any excuse to include a video of a such an awesome giant robot.