In 2018, Materialise took on a mammoth of an undertaking — we created a 3D-printed replica of the skeleton of a long-extinct giant: the woolly mammoth. This fascinating project called for lots of fresh thinking, problem-solving abilities, and inspired, innovative, and detail-oriented expertise and craftsmanship.
With our extensive capabilities in the domains of 3D printing design and production, we were able to apply the learnings gained from the Mammoth of Lier and many other large-scale as well as art projects when working with Disney on creating custom Mickey Mouse statues, for which Stereolithography (SLA) was a natural choice. The Materialise Mammoth SLA machine allowed us to print the three Mickeys – each statue sized +- 60 cm/1’12” – in one go, which helped save time. Our many years of experience in additive manufacturing and our cutting-edge production facilities have allowed us to merge the capability to produce oversized pieces with the quality standards of precision work required for detail-sensitive, artisanal projects.