Asda To Offer 3D Printing Services In UK Stores This Year

/ 7 years ago


Getting a photo of your family is one thing, but what if you could capture your family moment and have it immortalised in an 8″ action figure? Well that is exactly what you can do now thanks to 3D printers.

While much credit has gone to 3D printers for manufacturing, being able to replace parts of things with replications and all kinds of clever and innovative uses, there are also lots of fun applications and making 3D models of yourself is barely scratching the surface.

Asda actual say you could scan anything up to the size of a family car with this technology, so long as you don’t mind the print being scaled down to no more than 8″, at least for now.

It only takes two minutes to scan yourself or what ever object you desire (within reason of course), then you can pick up the item next time you visit the store. As much as the technology can do things quickly, a few days wait for something this cool is definitely worth it.

Pricing is a little vague at this time, but are expected to start from around £40. It may not be cheap, but few new technologies are these days, although I bet that price will soon fall as popularity of the service increases and the technology improves further.


Thank you Pocket Lint for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Pocket Lint.

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