Top Reasons to Invest in a 3D Portrait Business [Infographic]

 

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Is 3D Scanning Technology a Catalyst to Augmented Reality’s Growth?

Imagine a company printing 211 million copies of a product catalog. That is more than 20 times the population of Sweden.What would happen if you added augmented reality to the mix? IKEA, a Swedish home furniture company, valued for offering good design and functionality at affordable prices, just started utilizing this strategy. They recently launched their augmented reality shopping app, called IKEA Place, which can overlay 3D models of furniture onto floors and other surfaces in a customer’s house in real time. Customers have been extremely excited because it has allowed them a sneak peek into how furniture would look in their house before committing to a purchase.

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3D Printed Figurine of RX-78-2 Gundam Costume

One of the most popular usecases for Twindom's full body 3D scanners is people who take them to cosplay and halloween-themed events. The above is an image of a 3D printed figurine from someone who dressed up in a RX-78-2 Gundam suit at an event that Seattle-based Holodeck 3D Studios did with a Twinstant Mobile full body 3D scanner. The full color 3D print was fulfilled using Twindom's full color 3D printing service on a Projet 660 3D printer.

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All Treats and No Tricks for 3D Portraits

3 Spooky Marketing Tactics to Boost Halloween 3D Portrait Sales

Halloween is right around the corner, and one of the coolest things to do apart from attending Halloween-themed parties or trick-or-treating is getting dressed in a spooky and crazy costume. There are a plethora of options from superhero to pirate outfits to choose from. This year, pop culture inspired costumes that are in trend. With Pennywise the Clown from the horror movie topping the list to Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast, and we can’t forget Game of Thrones. The finale season itself smashed all HBO records with 16.5 million views according to Nielsen data. We are surely going to see many Game of Thrones inspired costumes.

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3D Printing: $550 billion by 2025

McKinsey, a worldwide management consulting firm, predicts that additive manufacturing could have an economic impact of $550 billion annually by 2025. 3D printing has always been seen as a solution to the complicated process of taking a product from design to finished product, but has never fully caught on- until now. The latest round of 3D printing technology is changing this by doing more to shorten the prototyping and manufacturing stages for bringing a product to market.

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Announcing TwinProtect and HD Retouching Now Available for Customers

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of TwinProtect and HD Retouching for all of our customers. Over the last few months we've been conducting a beta program to test the new features among a select group of customers, who use our full body 3D scanners to make 3D portraits. A quick primer on the new features:

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Best 3D Printer for 3D Printed Figurines

When people look at starting a 3D printed figurine business they often wonder why almost all companies use the Projet 660 even though there are other full-color 3D printers on the market. Other full-color 3D printers that people typically come across are the Mcor Iris, Mcor Arke, or the 3D Pandoras. While each of these other printer can produce full-color 3D prints, the Projet 660 is the only printer that can produce high enough resolution 3D printed figurines in a consistent enough fashion that satisfy most end consumers. Here is a quick comparison of how quality and reliability compare with the Projet 660 and the other full-color 3D printers:

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3D Scanning Event Case Study: Comic Cons

One of the most popular types of events for people in the 3D printed figurine industry are comic conventions. If you're trying to decide what your first event should be, comic conventions can be a great place to start because of the large crowds they can draw. Ideally you want to target comic cons that have over +5,000 people and take place of over 1-2 days. In this post we will go over what a sample comic con could look like in terms of number of people 3D scanned and revenue for you as 3D printed figurine business owner.

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3D Scanning Booths at Events: Mitigating Risk

One of the most popular business models for 3D printed figurines is taking a 3D scanner to events. Events can provide many benefits over keeping your scanning business in a fixed location such as a mall or studio. In this post we are going to talk about what makes for a succesful events and how you can avoid situations where the event you attend ends up being unprofitable.

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Announcing: Ultra Mode on the Twinstant Mobile full body 3D scanner

Today we're excited to announce Ultra Mode, a way for all future and current Twinstant customers to get even higher quality full body 3D scans out of their full body 3D scanners. 

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