Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mobile Beat reports: [edited]
3D printing service Sculpteo have announced a free iPhone app that you can use to design 3D objects, upload your designs to the cloud, and receive a ceramic object in the mail a few days later.
The designs are based on photographs you take of yourself or a friend. Sculpteo’s app turns your face’s profile into a 3D object, such as the vase shown here. You can also transform it into a number of other objects, such as a bowl, plate, or mug. Once you’ve completed the design, you upload it and Sculpteo sends it to a local 3D printing facility which manufactures the object using a ceramic printing process.
Pricing depends on the size and complexity of the object: Large objects such as the vase above cost about $300, while a small cup costs just $70.
via Keith Seckel, via Ronda Couch