YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber unveiled its life-sized bobblehead version of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The statue was made by 3D printing and was a collaboration between students at Youngstown State University and workers with Freshmade 3D, a local additive manufacturing business. It took more than a month to design, print and assemble.
“The body… with the torso and the legs together, took about 30 hours to print in sand; and the head, because of the process used to print it, took about 225 hours to print, and that’s because it was printed in two separate pieces – the face and the hair,” said Rich Wetzel, additive manufacturing business coordinator at the Youngstown Business Incubator.
The bobblehead will be taken to Cleveland this weekend for display near Quicken Loans Arena — the site of the Republican National Convention. Officials with the Regional Chamber hope the likeness of Trump will help spread the word about the Valley’s involvement with additive manufacturing research.
The Chamber has also commissioned a Hillary Clinton bobblehead, which should be ready for display at the presidential debate this September in Dayton.