Fuel3D Labs and 3DplusMe have extended their SaaS platform to be compatible with Fuel3D image capture technology, and the combined system will be revealed at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. Fuel3DLabs, is the developer of customized 3D imaging solutions and 3DplusMe is a mass-personalization software company.
3DplusMe has created a turnkey, customizable platform for mass personalization of products. They partner with a variety of brands by offering 3D printed merchandise which can be personalized via a process of 3D face scanning technology.
With licensing agreements in conjunction with major sports leagues, gaming producers and entertainment companies, the 3DplusMe offer toys and collectibles.
Before this agreement with Fuel3D Labs, the 3DplusMe platform already accepted inputs from a wide range of image capture technologies such as floor-standing kiosks. Now the kiosk element of the company’s business will provide 3DplusMe access to the core features of Fuel3D’s high-resolution, color 3D scan of a face. Those scans can take place in under a tenth of a second, and like conventional 2D photography, the rapid capture technology delivers sharper images and the ability to capture fleeting expressions.
Based in Orem, Utah, 3DPlusMe says they’re the first company to introduce a mobile, 3D face scanning process for 3D printed personalized merchandise. Their “capture to print platform” was created by a team of successful serial entrepreneurs. That team has focused on understanding the technical issues which confront consumers in the 3D printing space.
“Our partnership with Fuel3D provides access to best-of-breed capabilities, including instant capture and stunning spatial resolution in a compact device. When fans experience 3DplusMe to become their favorite superheroes or athletes, this translates into a spontaneous, social encounter, which can help companies deepen their brand engagement with customers,” says Tom Ngo, the CTO of 3DPlusMe.
This is the first implementation which leverages advanced 3D scanning technologies to develop new products for companies that want to harness the potential of high quality 3D imaging in their business, to be publicly announced by Fuel3D Labs.
Fuel3D Labs is a subsidiary operation of Fuel3D, the company responsible for the SCANIFY handheld 3D scanner.
“We are very excited to be working with an innovative company like 3DplusMe, who have some incredible partnerships with some of the world’s leading sporting and entertainment brands. The technology that underpins our SCANIFY product is highly adaptable and configurable to suit a wide range of applications and we look forward to revealing more of our exciting engagements in due course,” says Stuart Mead, the CEO of Fuel3D Labs of the agreement.
Cydni Tetro, the CEO of 3DPlusMe, says her company’s mobile personalization platform for 3D printing involves a scanning process which takes just 3 to 5 minutes, and then a personalized action figure is ready to be delivered or picked up shortly thereafter. What do you think about this deal between Fuel3D Labs and 3DPlusMe? Let us know in the Fuel3D Labs forum thread on 3DPB.com.
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