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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
3-D printing company makes Fenway replica

By Scott Neumyer
Special to

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Accuracy didn't slip past Objet, which captured the Green Monster and many other details.
You might not think the people at Objet Ltd. -- a global company known for creating high-quality, inkjet-based 3-D printing systems -– would be interested in Fenway Park’s 100th year. But you’d be wrong. Run by longtime Red Sox fans and frequent visitors to the legendary ballpark, Objet decided the best way for the group to commemorate the historic anniversary would be to use its 3-D printing technology to create a large-scale replica of the stadium.

The 3-foot-by-5-foot model was printed at Objet North America’s Billerica, Mass., headquarters, less than 20 miles from Boston. The massive creation is about 1/200th scale, includes 40 separate printed sections and weighs in at around 105 pounds. The detail of the piece, however, is meticulous enough to capture not only the Green Monster, the Pesky Pole and the exact number of lights, but even the famous red Ted Williams seat in right field.

Objet’s replica made the rounds in late April by appearing on local TV, and being on display at Game On! Bar & Restaurant and the Museum of Science in Boston. Now, Playbook Visuals gives you an inside look -- with high-resolution images and the world premiere of the latest video, which shows just how the replica was made and how fans have reacted to it.

Objet Ltd. created this 3-foot-by-5-foot Fenway Park replica using a 3D printer.
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Objet's Fenway replica is 1/200th the size of the Park, and weighs about 105 pounds.
Among the details captured by Objet: The exact number of lights at Fenway Park.