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The 22kg statue 'I AM WOMAN' stands 65cm high in polished 3D built stainless steel.

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The original wax shape was first 3D built in stainless steel at 30cm tall, then scaled directly to full size in one build.


Discovering new technologies and exploring their potential is not an easy feat, but for Auckland's celebrated artist and sculptor Shona Lyon, it's just another creative challenge. A true innovator, Lyon is renowned for her Human Condition sculptures, and when she came across Fabribotics Additive Steel Manufacturing, she saw an opportunity to take her art to new heights.

Using a small wax mold as a starting point, Lyon worked closely with the Fabribotics team to create a larger digital twin using CAD software. From there, the team printed the stunning, curvaceous torso layer-by-layer, using a whopping 22kg of Stainless Steel. The finished piece, 'I Am Woman', is a true masterpiece that showcases the incredible potential of 3D printing in art.

For Lyon, using this technology was a no-brainer. Her passion for exploring new creative avenues knows no bounds, and it's clear that the possibilities of 3D printing have inspired her once again. And Lyon isn't the only one excited about this innovative approach to sculpture. Mike Fry, CEO of Fabribotics, is thrilled to have worked with such a talented artist on this groundbreaking project.

The result is a piece that is truly one-of-a-kind. Its additive layers give it a finish that is unique to the additive manufacturing process, setting it apart from traditional sculpture techniques. 'I Am Woman' is available for sale at

It's exciting to see the boundaries of what's possible with 3D printing being pushed, and it's even more thrilling to see an innovative artist like Shona Lyon leading the charge. With 3D-built metal sculptures now on display all around the world, it's clear that the sky's the limit when it comes to the creative potential of this cutting-edge technology.

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