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3D-Printed Family Portraits

DoubleMe3d Creates Figurine Portraits for Loved Ones

— February 12, 2014 — Tech
It was about time that the traditional family portrait entered the 21st century; DoubleMe3d, a full-body 3-D scan and print studio in the Netherlands, has made that possible. In place of two dimensional images, DoubleMe3d creates 3D printed figurines that give such portraits new life. Ranging from 10 to 17 centimetres in height, these models are as fun as they are commemorative.

Founded by Dutch couple Manuel and Sabina Groeneweg, DoubleMe3d was essentially the evolution of Sabina's body cast business for pregnant women. Manuel says, "When I learned about the possibilities for making scans and printing just about anyone (not only pregnant women), I realized that she needed to step in because she could broaden her target group and move faster than her competitors.”
Trend Themes
1. 3d-printed Family Portraits - 3D printed figurines are providing a new way to capture family memories.
2. Personalization of Family Portraits - Using 3D printing, DoubleMe3d is disrupting the traditional family portrait industry through personalized figurines.
3. Innovative 3D Technology for Keepsakes - Advancements in 3D printing technology is revolutionizing the keepsake industry with DoubleMe3d's figurine portraits.
Industry Implications
1. 3D Printing Industry - DoubleMe3d's utilization of 3D printing is disrupting the photography industry by offering customers unique ways to capture family memories.
2. Personalized Gift Industry - DoubleMe3d's personalized 3D portraits are disrupting the gift industry by offering customers a unique and innovative option for keepsakes.
3. Art and Home Decor Industry - DoubleMe3d's introduction of 3D printed figurines is shifting the traditional approach to family portraits and could have far-reaching effects in the art and home decor industries.
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