UK's Asda to Offer 3D Scanning and Printing In Store


Eggs? Check. Bread? Check. Butter? Check. 3D-printed mini me? Check.

Shoppers in the UK can now have a few more items in their shopping carts, as Asda has started a trial 3D printing service in the supermarket chain’s York (UK) location. Asda, which is owned by Walmart and is the second most successful supermarket chain in the UK, will expand this service across the UK upon a successful trial period. Shoppers around the country can then have objects—or themselves—scanned and 3D printed in store. The store expects mini me figurines, small statues built from scans of people, to sell big for customers wanting a small souvenir of their own likeness. The mini me figurines can be scaled to whatever size the customer wants and will start at £40.

It’s yet another exciting development in the world of 3D, and 3D Systems is proud to play a part, as our ColorJet technology converts Asda customers into mini 3D-printed figurines.

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(© Asda, image via 3dprintingindustry.com)