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3D printing makes it possible: the Deggendorf sand nativity scene reinterpreted in 3D printing!

This year we have something special for your Advent season: a beautiful Christmas nativity scene, inspired by the unique Deggendorf sand nativity scene!

Christmas nativity scenes have a long tradition in Germany, and especially in Bavaria. Replicas of the nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the animals and other characters from the biblical Christmas story can be found under the Christmas tree in many families. We would like to contribute something to this beautiful tradition. But of course we didn't design just any nativity scene, we chose a project that fits our strengths in ideation, development and production for additive manufacturing!

The sand nativity scene in Deggendorf is Germany's largest sand nativity scene. The sculpture was created by the artist for the Advent season in Deggendorf. You can find out more about the sand nativity scene here: https ://,TwKzURC

The idea of digitally duplicating the sand nativity scene and producing it using 3D printing came from Mayor Dr. Christian Moser:

His team brought the idea to us. We were immediately excited about it!

After a few night shifts from our designer Martin ( https:// ) was the 3D model. We manufactured the first copy in a hurry - as usual. It was finished just in time to hand it over to Rudolf Voderholzer, the Bishop of Regensburg:

While the first, unique example was made with a wood-colored hut, we switched to a completely white design for all subsequent examples. It looks fantastic! Only the Star of Bethlehem is in yellow.

The material for the nativity scene is made in Bavaria. It is a bioplastic filament called PLA. This nativity scene comes entirely from Bavaria, from the idea to the finished product!

We will produce a total of 25 large copies of this nativity scene and 50 small copies of this nativity scene. The large nativity scene has dimensions of approx. 25cm x 20cm base area and a height of 21cm. The small nativity scene has dimensions of approx. 12cm x 11cm base area and a height of 11cm.

We can't do more during Advent. So grab it quickly! You are securing a beautiful, unique art object with a close connection to what is happening in the Lower Bavarian town of Deggendorf! Secure your copy now:

From Monday, the nativity scene will also be available at the Deggendorf city tourism office. You can find the tourist office here: Oberer Stadtplatz 1, 94469 Deggendorf. More about this at

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