Founded in 2017, Create Cafe of Saskatoon, Canada allows its patrons to enjoy a cup of coffee while using its 3D printers. In addition to its desktop 3D printers, it has the largest 3D printer in North America and the only one of its kind in Canada.
Nicknamed Printtron, it measures over 28 feet long and over 7 feet wide and tall, enabling Create Café to make the world’s first 3D printed campervan trailer, setting a new world record for the largest ever 3D printed object. The previous world record was held by The Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s for a tool used in the making of Boeing aeroplane wings, measuring 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide, and 1.5 feet thick. The printing was streamed live on Facebook over 9 days while also being watched by Create Café’s customers. Nicknamed The Wave, it measures over 500 cubic feet in volume, nearly 4 metres long and nearly 2 metres wide, weighing more than 270 kilograms.
The Wave is made of PETG, a material that can be recycled like plastic bottles and resists abrasion, giving The Wave a life expectancy of 100 years. It comprises a single piece of plastic, with no seams; it uses no nails, screws or wood and is can be fully customised, including colour, windows, layout, and appliances. It can be removed from its base, set on stilts and can double as an ice fishing shelter with three covered holes in the floor! Create Cafe hopes to build a facility to 3D print more trailers.
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