This Chinese Company Will 3D-Print a Life-Sized Copy of You for $28,000
(Image: Pinla 3D)
Or, for a more niche way to spend that same amount of dough, you can now have a life-sized replica of yourself 3D-printed.
As featured on 3DPrint.com, the Chinese company Pinla3D has opened a new mall shop in Nanjing, China, that offers several sizes in which one may 3D print a copy of oneself. Prices range from $160 for a 5-inch duplicate all the way up to roughly $28,550 for a full-on, life-sized clone.
The in-store customer scanning process requires just a few minutes, but the 3D printing itself takes two to three weeks (so plan those creepy anniversary gifts accordingly).
On the Pinla3D website, you can take a look at many of the different examples of statues the company has printed. Most are in the Mini-Me series, including “family portrait,” “positive youth” and “sports” (according to the English translation). The prints look good, and according to 3DPrint.com, are composed of a high-strength polymer material, which gives the finished product a feel similar to ceramic.
Even though Pinla3D is possibly the first company to offer life-sized 3D-printed human replicas, many others have made a run at marketing personal replica busts or mini-clone prints.
A Shapify statue (Image: shapify.me)