California-based 3D Printer manufacturing firm, Goleta is preparing a high-tech 3D- Printed version of the Flag and unveiling it in conjunction with their grand opening celebration on this Friday, November 10 with a special tribute to the local VFW and to US Veterans across the country. The tradition of “making” is a very long one for both California and especially the Santa Barbara Coast region. Above all, History tells us that the first residents of the area, the Native American Chumash were known not only for the artistry of their beautiful baskets but also for their name Chumash translates into “maker of beads” which allowed them to establish a large center for trade and commerce.

Matthieu Regnier, Co-founder, and CEO of Dagoma USA stated that “It is such an honor to be able to create a new version of the American Flag just in time for Veteran’s Day this year, not only will the largest 3D Printed American Flag honor those who have served our country, but it is also a symbol of American ingenuity and innovation, our Vision is to see a 3D Printer in every home in the future so that families can experience the joy and financial rewards of designing and 3D printing their household goods, jewelry, home decorations, toys and replacement parts for appliances and fixtures,” He further added that “We’re proud to offer a quality 3D Delta Style printer that is MADE IN THE USA since it is the only 3D Printer that has its parts printed and is assembled in America,”

This is a big moment for the countrymen and has a grand opening celebration between 11 am to 2 pm at the Dagoma printing plant at 59 S. Patera Lane, Goleta, CA. Mayor Paula Perotte from that city will be there to cut the 3D printed ribbon and join in with a special tribute to local VFW members and invited student veterans from UCSB. The unveiling of the largest 3D Printed Flag ever made, attendees will be offered tours of the 10,000-sq. ft. plant and chance to see 3D Printing in action. Apart from this, a light lunch will be also served, and more than a dozen prizes will be given away including a NEVA 3D Printer.

FACTS ABOUT THE LARGEST 3D PRINTED AMERICAN FLAG:

Size: 117 sq. ft. (9 ft. x 13 ft.)
Hrs. making: ……………………………………………..   2,500 hrs.
Amount of PLA used: ………………………………..   88.12 lbs.
PLA filament distance if strung together:   7 miles
Number of pieces: ……………………………………..   1,100
3D printers used: ………………………………………    20

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