'DimensionAlley' is a small German coffee shop that is producing 3D-printed figurines along with lattes and scones. The idea behind the Berlin shop is to make 3D printing more accessible to the public by giving them an environment where they can experiment with the new technology. By combining a 3D printing shop with a cafe, customers are able to enjoy a light meal or snack while they wait for their 3D objects to be printed.
When customers come into DimensionAlley they can use the printers to prototype and design their own objects. The staff is available to help users turn their ideas and concepts from designs into printable objects. The company is able to print object from various materials, including different types of thermoplastics, wood, ceramic copper, bronze mix and flexible filaments. While waiting for your 3D-printed figurines, customers can sample some of the delicious British food the cafe has to offer.
The ingenious 3D printing cafe has managed to spawn similar shops in other cities, including Barcelona, Tokyo, Mexico City and London.