carbon humboldt /24

This sculpture was produced to show the beautiful hydrodynamic shape of the Humboldt squid, one of the top predators in the worlds oceans. This animal is an amazing piece of design and engineering.

Laminated in two moulds.

Carbon fibre, ABS, aluminium, stainless steel, titanium and selected F1 Grand Prix parts.

Limited to 24 pieces.

Sculpture spec:

Body: Carbon fibre, 1 ply / layer 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm material, 2 ply/ layers 2 x 2 twill 400 gsm material gives 1.5 mm total thickness with UV resistant tinted clear coat.

Mid Section: CAD designed, 3D printed ABS tentacle hub and eye socket produced on a Stratasys Fortus 400 engineering grade FDM printer, coated red.

Tentacles: Each made from 1 ply / layers of 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm, 2 ply / layers 2 x 2 twill 400 gsm carbon fibre with graduated spring loaded washers as suckers. The tentacle end tips are CAD designed, machined HE 30 aluminium.

Eyes: Machined HE 30 aluminium with radiator hose flange from the Sahara Force India F1 team, part no J21-0045.

Beak: 3D printed top and bottom with – 6 titanium fittings.

Intake Ring: Machined HE 30 aluminium.

Jet Vent: 25mm stainless steel turbo vent pipe, reshaped to suit.

Mounting Methods: Carbon wave base, matt clear coated with four outer wishbone to upright bolts from the Sahara Force India F1 team, part no 13J06-0053.

Dimensions: L1500mm W400mm H520mm on base.

Weight: 4.2 kg