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Here are the top 10 most popular stories On 3D Printing brought you in November 2012.
Thanks for reading in November!
In the past few weeks, we’ve written about a 3D printing photo booth opening in Japan and startup MixeeMe 3D printing avatars you design. Now MakerBot is joining the race to be the 3D printing self-portrait service of choice.
MakerBot opened a 3D printing photo booth in its New York City store. Customers at the store can have their faces scanned in about 5 minutes and 3D printing their head takes several weeks. MakerBot’s 3D scanning capability is powered by Direct Dimensions’ ShapeShot technology.
“It’s a new kind of portraiture,” MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis said at a press event. ”This is beyond digital photography – it is the future – and to be able to create a 3D image of yourself is just amazing. We’ve had celebrities and musicians come in and get a 3D Portrait made. It’s fun, it’s inexpensive, and it’s totally cool.”
A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from November 5 to November 11.
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A new medium for the classic self portrait (or family portrait) is emerging in Japan thanks to 3D printing. As part of an exhibition called EYE OF GYRE in Harajuku, you may make a reservation to have your 3D printed portrait taken between November 2012 and January 2013.
Below is an illustration of the process of digitizing your portrait and creating miniature replicas in your likeness.
3D printed portraits come in 3 sizes: 10 cm, 15 cm, and 20 cm. The smallest print costs 21,000 JPY ($264 USD) and the largest costs 32,000 JPY ($400 USD) per person in the portrait.
Reservations and more details on the product are available at the Omote 3D website.
A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from July 30 to August 5.
Monday, July 30
- Shapeways Turns Four, Parties Like 3D Printing Rock Stars
- Bringing Woolly Mammoths and Dinosaurs Back to Life With 3D Printing
Tuesday, July 31
- Video: MIT’s Neri Oxman and Biologically-Inspired 3D Printed Systems
- 3D Printed Fractal Art Turned Into Beautiful Jewelry and Sculptures
Wednesday, August 1
- Stratasys and HP Part Ways on 3D Printer Manufacturing
- With Sites Set on LEGO, 3D Systems Cubify Launches Robot Toy Line
Thursday, August 2
Friday, August 3
Saturday, August 4