A 3D printed Death Star in its original size and glory – that’s a 3D printing project of galactic proportions. All3DP’s author Franklin Houser has crunched the numbers.
So, what does it take to 3D print a 1:1 scale Death Star? The question I have asked myself depends on several variables. For simplicity, I will only be focusing on material costs, and the time needed to complete the task as well as a few different scenarios. One crucial factor is the ratio between the solid material and open space within the battle station as we would only 3D print the solid components.