Guinness World Record – Tallest 3D Printed Human

Guinness World Record – Tallest 3D Printed Human

The Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest 3D printed sculpture of a human has been broken by Birmingham 3D printing company Backface. The record breaking print was achieved using a full colour 3D printer and stands 2.05m tall from head to toe.

Tim Milward from Backface said, “The record attempt was already a challenge but attempting to print something this size on a full colour 3D printer made the achievement even more exciting!”

Channel 5’s Gadget Show presenter Jon Bentley was 3D scanned using Backface’s 96 DSLR camera rig and the resulting scan was used for the 3D print.
The achievement will be broadcast on the Gadget Show from Friday 6th May 2016.

  • Officially adjudicated by Guinness World Records at the NEC during the Gadget Show Live event
  • Measures 2m 5cm from head to foot
  • Took over 1 month to complete
  • Printed in full colour using a composite of British gypsum and CMYK inks
  • Made up of over 50,000 layers, each 100 microns thick (roughly the thickness of a
    human hair)
  • Printed hollow (2.5 – 3mm wall thickness) and weighs around 15kg
  • The 3D print is 12% larger than the real Jon Bentley
  • Printed on a 3D systems ProJet 660 printer

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Notes to Editors

Backface is a Birmingham based startup working with consumers and businesses to bring creative ideas to life using the latest in 3D printing and scanning technologies.

Contact Information Images available on request. For further information, contact Tim Milward on 0121 302 0101 (

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