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AMT-SPECVIA, a European manufacturer of construction 3D printers, has aided in the restoration of a historic water fountain in the Russian city of Palekh.
With a diameter of 26 meters and depth of 2.2 meters, the Sheaf fountain is claimed to be the first 3D printed landmark in Russia as well as the first large-scale concrete 3D printed water fountain in the world.
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The 3D printed Sheaf fountain in the Russian city of Palekh. Photo via SPETSVIA.
Located in Holy cross Cathedral park in Palekh, a world-famous Russian center of folk arts and crafts, the Sheaf fountain was created in the middle of the last century by the famous sculptor Nikolai Vasilyevich Dydykin, a contributor of the Grand Cascade, a grandiose fountain in Peterhof, Russia.
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The restoration of the Sheaf fountain was lead by construction companies IvStroyIndustriya and IvStroyGarant, using the AMT S-6044 LONG 3D printer (COP-printer, Construction Objects Printing). This medium-sized concrete 3D printer is capable of manufacturing concrete structures up to 55 sq.m.
The 3D printed structures of the Sheaf fountain in the Russian city of Palekh. Photo via SPETSVIA.
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During this project, the restoration team, as well as the residents of Palekh, decided to change Sheaf fountain’s original shape from rectangular to round. Furthermore, the fountain is mounted underwater lights in the colors of Palekh lacquer miniatures – a Russian handicraft.
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