Chevy Camaro wrapped in artistic 3D printed pieces made from biodegradable material
At 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York, which is the largest Mecca of 3D printing technology, a Chevy Camaro got a unique makeover courtesy some creative art. Completely different from any other Camaro that you would see on the streets, this one looks like some vehicle from an animated movie. The design is from Romanian-born artist, Loan Florea who managed to capture the imagination of people who saw his artistic car.
Using 3D printed shapes attached to the exterior bodywork, Florea’s aim was to create a rhythmic effect by mixing geometric shapes, asymmetrical patterns and contrasting colors to put forth something completely out of the box. He used two different 3D printers to achieve the visual result. The ABS and PLA plastic used as the base material is made from corn starch, making it completely biodegradable and less impactful on the environment.
The 3D Printed pieces were attached to the Camaro using a special glue-like material which is a combination of nanoclay and red pigment using pigment fused deposition method. Florea 3D printed the pieces on the center like a spine and then mirrored other pieces on both sides for easy reference.
Since the car is completely covered in these 3D printed pieces, therefore driving it is completely out of question, literally making it a non-functional car. That is the only thing I didn’t like, otherwise it is an inspiring piece of art. Florea added that his next piece of art will be using an old airplane fuselage as the piece of canvas because he is in talks with a museum in Illinois for the same.