A team of 1,236 students from 123 high schools in Hong Kong established the record for the giant 3D printed sculpture exhibition.

Indeed, they realized a miniature representation of Hong Kong’s port, constituted of 1214 3D printed parts on a surface of 35 square meters.

The Hong Kong Productivity Council launched this project as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the handover of British domination to the Chinese administration.

Using computer-aided design software and advanced 3D printing technology, the teams redesigned and produce models of 20 historic buildings on Victoria Harbor’s north and south sides (in Hong Kong). So, more than 236 3D printed models were produced for Hong Kong’s sculpture. Four of these models were awarded.

Through this project, the Hong Kong Productivity Council aims at encouraging students to embark on technological careers.

Thomas Lee Kwok-keung, director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, said: “when they get involved in this competition, they’re not only copying they are thinking about how to redesign a lot of features. After the whole process a lot of students said they liked technology, they like 3D printing. We hope a lot of students will go for technology courses.”

The government hopes that others will feel the same enthusiasm and pursue a career in technology.

The display of these sculptures will be available for public consultation by the end of this month at the Hong Kong Productivity Council in Kowloon Tong.

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Corporate communication and content marketing specialist at 3D Adept, Kety has a great interest in technological innovations, precisely for the scope of 3D printing on different sectors of activity. In order to take advantage of it, a wide range of innovations still have to be discovered about the technologies that shape the world of tomorrow.

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