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November 26, 2013

3D printing and scanning shop pops up in Baltimore


Custom 3D Stuff, Tinkerine Studio Ltd., and Direct Dimensions collaborate on Bmore3D Store

The mid-Atlantic’s first retail store focused on 3D printing and scanning opens Friday in Baltimore, Md., featuring Direct Dimensions’ ShapeShot, the first fully automated 3D photo booth.

The Bmore3D Store is a pop-up retailer, open just through the end of December, offering gifts designed by local 3D artists, including earrings, rings, necklaces, vases, and an assortment of unique Baltimore-themed pieces.

The venture is a collaboration between Tinkerine Studio Ltd., Todd Blatt of Custom 3d Stuff, and Michael Raphael at Direct Dimensions, the Baltimore-based engineering services firm that created the ShapeShot 3D photo booth.

ShapeShot scans a person’s face and transfers the captured 3D data to a 3D print-ready file, which customers can use to order 3D-printed busts, jewelry, bobbleheads and ceramic coffee mugs customized with a scale model of their face.

Direct Dimensions will also be in the store providing 3D scanning of objects and full-body 3D scanning for 3D printed miniature figurines.

Custom 3D Stuff creates custom CAD designs, 3D printed jewelry, props, custom engineering prototypes, and advertising and promotional material through the use of digital fabrication.

The Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers from Vancouver-based Tinkerine Studio will be on display in the store. The Ditto+ machine retails for $1,549, and $1,249 for the DIY kit. The Litto 3D printer sells for $999 for the DIY kit and $1,299 assembled.

The store will also present educational and entertainment events for visitors with technology discussions and demonstrations of 3D design, 3D scanning, and 3D printing and other aspects of digital fabrication by regional 3D professionals.

“Everyone at all levels will find these sessions helpful, particularly professionals interested in implementing 3D tools in their workplace,” the company said in a statement.

A schedule of activities will be posted on Bmore3D’s website featuring 3D industry professionals, local artists, designers, and engineers.

The Bmore3D Store is located at 2150 Boston Street in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore.

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