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Sony Xperia XZ1's scanner comes with a 3D printing service

Sony Xperia XZ1's scanner comes with a 3D printing service
From Engadget - September 13, 2017

When you fire up the 3D Creator application, you will find Sculpteo's 3D printing services integrated into its interface. Want to immortalize a childhood toy that's falling apart or to produce a three-dimensional print of your own face? Just scan it (or yourself) with 3D Creator and send the file straight from within the app to Sculpteo's machines. You can even pay from within the application and then send the finished product anywhere in the world. The 3D-printing outfit will print your creation using multi-colored materials and in the size your specify.

The tech titan highlighted XZ1's 3D Creator app at IFA, and it's easy to see why -- the pre-loaded application has the ability to generate realistic 3D scans of objects and people in under a minute. Sony even demoed what it can do by using the app to scan my colleague's, Cherlynn Low's, head, and the result was surprisingly detailed and life-like. By making Sculpteo's services a built-in feature, Sony has made the XZ1 more attractive to builders, makers, creatives and anyone else who wants an easy way to scan and print objects. The XZ1 will be available on September 19th, so you only have to wait a few more days, though you will have to be prepared to spend $700 to get one.

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