Lynchburg, VA – Randolph College is using 3D printing to create replicas of students faces for their Greek Theatre Program.
The “MakerBot” 3D printer layers plastic designing whatever image is programmed in the system.
Professor Amy Cohen says she and a few students have worked all week in a summer intensive to print the heads needed for the fall production of Oedipus the King.
Go Measure 3D, a company in Amherst, worked with the college to scan all of the students’ faces into the system. The printed heads are turned into plaster molds, and from there those molds become masks.
Ancient Drama has been a part of Randolph College since the early 1900’s.
This year’s Greek Drama will debut in October. It’s free to the public, and will be October 10, 11, 12, at 4pm in the The Mabel K. Whiteside Amphitheatre (The Dell) at Randolph College. You can learn more here.