Many of us have ancestors who passed through Ellis Island, making their way to a new life in the United States—and eventually creating progeny who would go on to parent many more generations—some of whom would later gain a propensity for 3D printing and see a nine-foot statue unveiled at an exhibit at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York City.
Freshmade 3D, in cooperation with Kent State University , has just installed the 80 percent-scale replica of Pio Fedi’s Liberty of Poetry statue at Ellis Island, while the original work of art—thought to have served as the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty—resides at the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence.
The original was also known to be a memorial monument to Giovanni Battista Niccolini, a playwright and hero of the Italian Risorgimento. “What we wanted to do with the Santa Croce team was to […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...