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Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 by Mark Frauenfelder

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JIVING WITH JARVIS

INTERVIEWED BY GOLI MOHAMMADI

What would you do with a professional 3D printer?

Petaluma, Calif.-based artist Shawn Thorsson creates costumes and props of epic detail and proportion — we even featured him on the cover of MAKE Volume 32 alongside his 8-foot-tall Imperial Space Marine. Until recently, he predominantly used traditional mold-making techniques and tools for his builds. In the summer of 2012, he entered the Instructables Make It Real contest and won the grand prize of a $50,000 Objet30 3D printer, which he’s named Jarvis. We chatted with him to find out how having a professional-grade printer at his disposal has affected his art.

Were you in the market for a 3D printer before entering the Instructables contest?

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