UK Supermarket Offers Shoppers 3D-Printed Clones Of Themselves
Scan people, pets and cars while you're out picking up the weekly groceries.
Going out to pick up the groceries could soon involve picking up a detailed 3D-printed miniature version of yourself as well, especially as UK supermarket Asda plans to start offering in-store 3D scanning and printing facilities for its customers. It’s not limited to people either, bring along some favorite household items to scan while you do the weekly shopping.
The supermarket will begin trialing the technology from October 15th, with prices starting at just £40 ($63). The process uses a hand-held scanner, which means anything can be scanned – including people, pets and even cars. Once scanned, ceramic fluid is used to build a high-quality 20-centimetre model, which can be produced in full-colour, white or a bronze-style coating.