Is it possible to print Big Ben or the Great Pyramid of Giza in their original size? Toner Giant, a large British online company selling 2D printers, knows the answer. It took into account that there is only one printer which prints at the speed of 5 cm per hour with the price $0.03/1 см³.
1. Big Ben
The architectural landmark of Great Britain is, of course, Big Ben. If it is necessary to replace it in the future, 11 years will be needed for printing 4650 м³. The price of such a construction will amount to $171.3 million. It is not clear what is more frightening: the duration of printing or its price.
2. The Eiffel Tower
One of the most popular European tourist attractions is the Eiffel Tower – it is visited by about 7 million tourists a year. How beneficial is it to make a new version of the tower with the help of 3D printing? To print the symbol of France, one will need 2 years and $34.3 million. It will help the country to save $86.1 million!
3. The Great Pyramid of Giza
The only well-preserved pyramid is the Great Pyramid of Giza. There is a possibility that sooner or later it will start to fall apart, so it is necessary to understand if it makes sense to print it on a 3D printer. In fact, it isn’t wise. One will have to spend $95.2 billion and 5890 years for printing the pyramid.
Even though Hogwarts is a fictional castle, lots of people know its name because, beyond any doubt, it is one of the most beautiful buildings. How much will its construction cost? For printing 4 140 000 м³ one will need $152 billion and 8679 years.
5. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Star Trek characters spent 13 years creating its spaceship in 2351. Can 3D printing build such a giant nowadays? There is a high possibility that it can’t. To print 5 800 000 м³ one will need $214 billion and 10 421 years.
6. Death Star
Death Star wins in the nomination “The most expensive object for 3D printing”. It will take 34 045 years and $648 quintillion to construct it because the station’s size is almost as big as the size of the Moon.
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