June 30, 2014

Dutch retail chain HEMA took the first step into 3D printing market last year by adding 3D printed products to its online catalog. This week, Hema announced the launch of Scan Lounge which will be opened at the HEMA store in Stadshart mall in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

The Scan Lounge consists of 68 high resolution cameras which can capture full-color 3D images of you, or your kids in just some seconds. After the scan, computer software builds up a 3D file ready for 3D printers. The 3D file is then send to a full color 3D printer where miniatures are created by printing binder material and colored ink layer-by-layer into a bed of gypsum-based powder.

After printing, the models are removed, cleaned and finished with glue to ensure strength. The unused powder can be reused and work as a support material during the printing process.

A base with or without HEMA logo is then added to the 3D printed figurine. Customers can pick up their miniatures within three to four weeks at the HEMA store in Amstelveen.

The HEMA special version is available for € 59, during the following days: July 3 at Night Shopping Event 18-23 hours and July 4~5 during opening hours.

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