Life-Size Body Model

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Life-Size Body Model by voodoomfg Jun 10, 2016

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This is a life-size model of a human body! It was made starting with a 3D scan that was then converted into a Body Labs body model and cut up into 88 unique pieces, each small enough to print on a desktop 3D printer. After printing, the individual parts can be assembled (and glued) into the full model.

You can learn more on the Voodoo Manufacturing Blog.

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This is awesome!!!...is there a guide or map for the diferente pieces other than the numbers in each part?...for example if you wanted just a section, so it would be easier to put them together.

Could this print on a 5.9/5.9/5.9 print bed?

It has no genetalia... That ruins it being a life size body.

Damn, couldn't even be a male model?


I really can’t print the head (the brain part).
It is tooo big for my printers. (15 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm and 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm)

Can you help me?

Could you make the brain part of the head in 4 parts instead of 2?


Thank you very much.

Censored penis and fat model. Must be from USA. ;)

Dick comment. Must be from the UK ;)

Wrong guess, you must be from Missouri! :D

Need to brand a country. Is your country that superior that you can't add your own. Fat that is.

You can see my country if you know where to click in the thingiverse website. Anyway, it was a joke, I actually like this 3D model, there is no need to get offended for little things like this (penis).

There's "something" missing ;-)

Thanks so much Voodoomfg for sharing this. This will be wonderful for tailoring, the "standard" mannequins aren't any help once you get older and are no longer straight or symmetrical.

For dress tailoring, I wouldn't need the head, only a tiny bit of the upper arm (if any) and no leg past the upper thigh. It looks like this model has seams in about the right places, so I could just eliminate those parts. Any guess-timate what % of the build those parts are? From the "pile of pieces" picture, the legs look like a substantial percentage and adding in the head and most of the arms, I would imagine even 1/2 was eliminated. Of course, I could print it all at a small scale, (record the pieces and time to print etc.) but your guess is probably good enough at this point. Thanks.

What's the use of this exactly? I mean you can make the same thing with other materials a LOT cheaper and probably faster. You can even buy human figures (Manikin) etc...
What use does this have?
I don't mean to insult your work at all, please don't take it the wrong way. I have no doubt that this was no easy thing to do.

You're right in that there are much cheaper mannequins, but they are mostly all "standard" versions (i.e. a handful of sizes and styles). The cool thing here is that you can now make an entirely custom mannequin (i.e. an actually representation of a given person's body) for much cheaper than before. This could be used in any sort of apparel or human-interacting product design and testing.

The blog post mentions that the model can be printed for around $3,000. I assume that's what you would charge a customer and not your own cost, correct?

Our cost to print the model was right around $3,000.

You must use very expensive filament then?

At 14,7 KG of filament I figure I could do it for around $600 (With NO failed prints OFC)
So say half of the prints fail. It's still only $1200
how did you spend $3000?

Why so high? Are you factoring in the usage of the printers, labor and so forth?

Yes. From start to finish, with labor, printers, everything else included, we made the model for just under $3,000.

Now for the FEM version :D

Alright... who's gonna be the first to upload a "Made" ??

You should make a sitting version. I'm not sure if I would spend hundreds or thousands of dollars printing this out just so my friends can wonder why I have a full size pseudo naked male mannequin in my room, but don't get me wrong, this is awesome!

You could use it for costume type stuff I guess lol, but then again you can prob buy a second hand mannequin pretty cheap

I think I shall print a foot

Or just the hand -- used as a refrigerator magnet.

I just did this for a client also :/ shame they won't let me upload it

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what are his dimensions

How much kilo's of filament did you use?
I think this is quite an expensive print.

We used 14.7kg of plastic for the print. For a more detailed explanation of the process, check out our blog: http://blog.voodoomfg.com/2016/06/10/a-life-size-human-model-3d-printed-on-88-printers-in-under-24-hours/

Wow, looks like it twice the weight at least... Great project, Love it.

Did all the prints have a 100% success rate? Some prints with only one printer takes a few attempts before it sticks to the bed etc, did you success with all 88 prints at the first attempt? Awsome project :D

Gotta add a side by side image so we can see how well it turned out!

I'm trying to make a lot of costume props lately, something like this might be exactly what I need since they don't make cheap dress forms in my size otherwise. lol

Posted the side by side pic! Thanks for the suggestion.

Looks great! Have you started putting clothes on it yet? lol

That's what I was thinking too!!!

This is exactly what I've been needing for the carpool lane!!! --- HOV, here I come! :D

I've been using Judy for the carpool lane. She only costs $14. http://tinyurl.com/z8wtj2n

Hahaha! :D An inflatable sheep showed up on that Amazon link too! Perfect!

inflatable Apple Pie next?

Please tell me you don't work for the TSA! :)))

I'd say it really depends on the printer, but generally, printed in PLA with 2 shells, 7% infill, no raft or supports.