Hello and welcome to 3DPrintravel.com!
My name is Angelo and I am an electrical engineer from Italy with two big obsessions: travelling and 3D printing. I have been working with 3D printing since 2011, and now, whenever I travel, I bring each city a little 3D printed piece of itself.
Thr #3DPrinTravel project is a simple concept. Basically what I do is create models of monuments of places where i’m going (or download them), 3d print them using different materials depending on the model and take a picture of the model in front of the actual monument or site, then i share the shots on my Instagram profile using the hashtag #3DPrinTravel and the models on my Thingiverse profile.
The project started as a whim in 2015, with a 3D printed model of the Duomo di Milano, or Milan Cathedral, in my hometown. A few days later, on a trip to Athens, I decided to do the same thing with the Parthenon. Since then, #3DPrinTravel has grown into a collection of 30+ models from 25+ different countries in Europe, in Asia in America in less than three years. In most of the picture the models are in the hand of my life-travel buddy Giulia that is also the writer of most of the caption of this website pages.
With this project I want to show some beautiful parts of the planet I was lucky to see and introduce people to the amazing world of 3D printing. It is also a great opportunity to test new materials and new 3D printers and get in touch with other travellers and 3D printing fans like me.
“It’s a unique travelogue that also offers a tour of the 3D printing world, showcasing a wide variety of materials that D’Angelo carefully chooses for each piece.” (3dprint.com)
“With many more places left to see (and recreate in PLA), D’Angelo has no plans to stop #3DPrinTraveling just yet.” (3ders.org)
“Was passiert, wenn ein 3D Druck Ingenieur mit Reiselust um die Welt reist? Ganz genau – ganz viele Modelle und 3D Drucke von Sehenswürdigkeiten.” (3druck.com)
For any info, collaboration, request: info@3DPrinTravel.com