When I printed my first large-scale sculpture on my Cereberus 3D Gigante printer, I only had 1 kilogram spools of the 3 millimeter filament it uses. We didn’t know how many spools it would take, but we knew that the fact that the sculpture was hollow would help.

I’ve ordered some 5 kilogram spools now, but last week we didn’t have time for that if I was going to make my submission deadline for the Shemer Art Center‘s “Materialize” 3D art show.

Amazingly enough, that 1 kilogram spool gave me enough PLA plastic to create the sculpture Simple Planes With Aquamarine Stripe and start another sculpture – but just barely.

Fortunately, changing the filament is easy, as you can see in this video ….