19 January 2018


It's thanks to the skills of the FERME 3D and the innovations of the ARLES ANTIQUE MUSEUM that this crazy project has come to fruition.

Dating back over 2000 years, the oldest sculpture of Julius Caesar was discovered in 2007. This archaeological treasure has been scanned in 3D for the first time, and in very high definition, in order to obtain the best possible precision and maximum respect for the original model.

Based on this source, 3D prints were made on a VOLUMIC STREAM 30Pro in various materials such as BRONZE, PLA ULTRA and even GOLD FIRE finished Bronze.

La FERME 3D aims to enhance this French and international cultural heritage by creating reproductions using a number of innovative materials and, above all, by offering the highest possible quality, difficult to achieve using more conventional methods.

"We 3D printed the bust of Julius Caesar in 80% bronze-filled filament, which we then treated by adding corrosion and improving its appearance (sandblasting, polishing, sanding, patina).

This feat was made possible by the availability of the HD file produced by the Musée Départemental d'Arles Antique, advanced 3D printing techniques and the arrival of new materials such as bronze-filled filament. Just 6 months ago, this would have been unthinkable, as these 3 necessary conditions had not yet been met.

These reproductions, some of which weigh over 4 kilos, are all available from the museum store. They open the door to 3D printing in the fields of art and heritage preservation. www.ferme3D.xyzwww.arles-antique.cg13.fr

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