The Oregonian just featured the Artec 3D Shapify Booth which is now located at the Washington Square Mall in Portland, OR.
3-D printing touches nearly every facet of our lives. For the artist, it can create whatever you imagine, or a hand for an amputee. And, now, for that narcissist in us all: One business at Washington Square Mall is using 3-D printing to create mini-me figurines.
It’s called Shapify, and more than 350 people have stepped inside since it opened about a month ago, said Richman Siansimbi, senior mechanic consultant engineer withDigital Scan 3D, the company that distributes the technology.
To create a statue, a person stands in the center of a circular platform surrounded by white backdrops with four scanners attached. The scanners rotate 360 degrees around the person and, in just 12 seconds, capture a 3-D image.