Now you can get yourself printed in 3D

21 09 2013

It does seem as if there is no limit to what is possible with technology these days and it is now possible to get yourself printed in three dimensions! The 3D scanning and printing technology already widely employed in industrial uses such as rapid prototyping now sees itself being used to create life-like figurines with sufficient detail to “immortalise” a person in 3D.

A 3D 'print' of model Rebecca Tan on display at the Uu 3D studio.

A 3D ‘print’ of model Rebecca Tan on display at the Uu 3D studio.

Now, for a limited time, you can get a 3D figurine of yourself created right here in Singapore at the Uu 3D studio in Scotts Square, where you can get yourself scanned in just 30 minutes. The studio is a collaboration between a home grown creative agency, Kinetic Singapore and Mikanbako, a 3D imaging studio from Japan, with Scotts Square acting as the venue sponsor.

And one of celebrity hairstylist David Gan.

And one of celebrity hairstylist David Gan.

The cutting edge scanning equipment and software employed, the latest from Japan, allows an amazing degree of detail to be captured. It takes six scans of five minutes each to capture sufficient detail. The data will then be sent to Mikanbako’s lab in Japan for processing and printing which due to the complex nature of the processes will require a wait of three months from the scan for the customer to receive the figurine. The data collected I understand will be erased after 6 months.

Figurines of Kinetic co-found Pann Lim and his family - the brick being s symbol of family unity.

Figurines of Kinetic co-found Pann Lim and his family – the brick being s symbol of family unity.

Figurines can be ordered in 3 sizes – small (15 cm) costing S$850, medium (20 cm) costing S$1,000 and large (25 cm) costing S$1,500. The Uu studio will be opened from 21 September to 6 October 2013, from 10 am to 10 pm and is located at #01-06/07 Scotts Square. More information can be found at https://uu.com.sg and also on the Facebook page.

The figurines can be ordered in 3 sizes - the extra small sized one seen is only available with an order for a larger figurine.

The figurines can be ordered in 3 sizes – the extra small sized one seen is only available with an order for a larger figurine.

Staff of Kinetic Singapore.

Staff of Kinetic Singapore.

CEO of Mikanbako, Wataru Hida doing a demonstration of the scanning process.

CEO of Mikanbako, Wataru Hida doing a demonstration of the scanning process.

The data being captured by the software.

The data being captured by the software.