New Zealand Reveals World’s Largest 3D-Printed Skate Sculpture

New Zealand Reveals World’s Largest 3D-Printed Skate Sculpture

In Tauranga, New Zealand, a new structure combines sports, innovation, and construction. City authorities revealed a new skatepark called Destination Skatepark, which includes the world’s largest 3D-printed skate sculpture, “The Wave.”

3D-Printed “Wave”

New Zealand Reveals World’s Largest 3D-Printed Skate Sculpture
Skating the world’s largest 3D-printed skate sculpture; Photo: Tauranga City Council & QOROX

The construction of the 3D-printed skate sculpture is a milestone in additive manufacturing in public spaces. Peter Fraser is the council’s design lead. He said, “There are only a handful of 3D-printed skateparks worldwide, and none match the scale, variety, and intricate designs of our new recreational space.”

The park’s centerpiece is the Wave because it is the largest skate structure ever 3D-printed. But, the whole park features 3D-printed structures like quarter pipes, ledges, and supports. Thanks to a mobile 3D concrete printer, the project came to fruition. The CyBe RC (Robot Crawler) is maneuverable, and it allows them to print on-site, regardless of the terrain.

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