Randy Janes, owner of Wave of the Future 3D, decided he wanted to take a step away from the mundane world of 3D printing and create something worth talking about.
Janes and his team hit the ground running one morning in their Saskatoon-based production facility when they began erecting a 3D printer of a magnitude the world had never seen. The production floor was buzzing as the team constructed a printer that would dwarf all other printers in his collection.
Finally, despite a few hiccups in the initial process, the printer came to life, beginning its 230-hour journey toward completing something that would open new doors for the 3D printing industry.
Nine-and-a-half days passed and the team stared in utter disbelief at the engineering marvel that stood before them. Stretching 13 feet long and six feet wide, Janes’ team had successfully printed the world’s first 3D printed camping trailer.
Weighing 600 pounds, it was the largest 3D printed structure to date, made entirely of one piece. Its immense stature naturally stirred up the 3D printing world as reporters flocked to his factory to witness the one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
“It’s kind of surreal” stated Janes. “If you’re familiar with 3D printing, a little table top item that’s five inches tall can take upwards of one day. I just printed an entire trailer in just over a week.”
The trailer still needs to be outfitted with appliances and furnishings; however, it’s safe to say that this project is going to lead way to an entirely new industry of 3D printing. The ability to produce livable structures using only 3D printing technology can open new doors for affordable housing solutions.
Janes and his company, Wave of the Future 3D, had carried out countless 3D printing projects before. They were willing to put their skills to the test and help change the world.