Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries Debuting at FOE Rise of the Robots!   2 comments


If you follow me on Twitter or are my real-life friend on Facebook, your feed has been inundated for the last two weeks with work in progress pics of numerous 3D printed robot action figures.  I can announce today that I will be participating in the Rise of the Robots show at FOE Gallery in Northampton, MA on February 8th, where my new line of robot figures will be debuting under the name Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries.  I will add a new tab or section to the site for just Heavy Industries robot stuff and likely give PRS a little more mecha-centric makeover in the coming weeks.  For now, here’s some pictures… let the mecha goodness soak in.

My work area looks like it exploded.  My faithful PP3DP UP! Mini printer has been running non-stop since the beginning of the month to get enough figures done.  There will be completed figures for sale, as well as a couple of not-for-sale figures showing off what’s coming next.  I ran into a couple snags, so some ideas I had for the show will not be quite ready, but I have enough to show where this all is headed.  It’s going to be awesome, so stay tuned.

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2 responses to “Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries Debuting at FOE Rise of the Robots!

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  1. Great stuff! It’s always fun to see other people’s work areas. So are you printing all your figures for the show or are you doing any resin casting? Also, how long does it take for your printer to go through a single run for this figure?

    • Hi Eric,

      Thanks for looking! All of the new figures are made from printed ABS. Resin molding and casting is not my favorite activity, and the large Bounce Tortoise would use a TON of resin. It’d also be too heavy to stand or lift its arms, so the plastic works out much better.

      Printing time varies by figure… the small sized Bounce Tortoise is something I can bang out in an afternoon. The Allarounds take around a day. The 1/12 scale Bounce Tortoise takes a couple of days because I can only fit a couple of the larger parts on the print bed at a time. The nice thing about the printer is that I can start it when I wake up in the morning, go about my work and business all day, and come back in the evening to finished parts.

      Thanks again for looking, and feel free to ask any other questions you may have!

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