Michelangelo’s David sculpted from a block of PLEXIGLAS®

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When Processing Turns into Art

Five-axis milling robot and PLEXIGLAS® instead of chisel and a block of marble: an Austrian polymer processor reproduced the most well-known sculpture in art history – Michelangelo's David.

“Art is nothing other than formation with any material,” said the German artist Kurt Schwitters. However, choosing the right material certainly is not unimportant: If the work of art shall create the impression of lightness, large amounts of concrete are most likely the wrong material. When referring to water, the work of art needs to appear transparent – at least as far as the Austrian polymer processor Thilo Üblagger is concerned.