Dayton, OH – If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a three-dimensional likeness is probably priceless. Every year proud parents spend a fortune on photos of their graduating children, from both high school and college. But Brent Cox, marketing director of GetPrinting3D in Vandalia, wants you to know about a fun alternative – three-dimensional full color statues and bobble heads.
GetPrinting3D first opened its Dayton location in November 2014. The company specializes in full-service 3D printing resource including the sale of consumer 3D printers, scanners and software; 3D print services (like a 3D Kinkos); 3D design services; 3D printing related classes open to the public, human scanning and printing in full-color, 3D printing consultation, business-to-business product prototyping and engineering services.
Commemorative products such as bobble heads and statuettes can be created for just about any subject including graduation, athletes in uniform, special events, military recognition, weddings, pregnancy, retirement, and much more.
“We create a very special and high tech way to commemorate a memorable time in a person’s life, like graduation, with a tangible keepsake,” Cox said. “The product makes a unique and one-of-a-kind gift for those hard-to-get family members, grandparents, friends or business associates.”
The process of production is relatively easy, according to Cox. “The subject gets scanned at our N. Dixie Drive location at a pre-arranged appointment time and selects a product. We offer bobble heads, full-body statues, and more. The scan usually takes a total of 15 minutes and you pay for it at the time of order. It takes 2-3 weeks to complete and the customer can pick it up or have it shipped directly to them.
Cox noted one word of caution when considering whether a 3D product is right for you. “It is important that the person can to hold very still from 30 to 60 seconds while the scanning takes place, so young children can be a problem. We have successfully scanned a 5 and 6 year old but we can’t guarantee results on young children and pets simply do not work with our scanning process.”
GetPrinting3D’s retail store is as much an educational experience for anyone studying the 3D printing technology and processes. “We desire to be a complete 3D printing resource for all levels of people and our more than 21 years years working with the technology gives us the experience and knowledge to do that,” Cox explained. “Our walk-in store provides a place where everyone from the local high school STEM teacher to GE’s engineering team members can visit, ask questions, learn about the technology and get great advice in a no-pressure space.”
As one way to help support technical education in the area, the company is also offering to donate a percentage of sales from their “3DYOU” products to qualifying schools that refer 3D printing customers. “Customers will just need to mention the school when they place their order,” Cox said, “we’d be thrilled if the money would be used to support the school’s STEM, or similar program.”
GetPrinting3D is located at 9375 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45414, just north of the Miller Lane area. For more information or to schedule an appointment to have a 3D scan made, call 855-504-3833 or go online to www.getprinting3d.com.