Ruiken & Horn GbR opened doors in late 2013 for the purpose of bringing 3D printing to the masses. On the surface, the shop could be seen as just another example of the rapidly growing amount of 3D printing shops worldwide, but there is one big difference between the Bremen boutique its global counterparts. The show distinguishes itself by its aim to create a new 3D scanning technique and to print out an entire city.
Of course, every shop needs a marketing stunt and this also counts for Ruiken & Horn GbR, but the story behind the Bremen store is worth mentioning. The team behind the shop is working on a new 3D scanning technology, using as many as 50 cameras. The cameras will be used to enable the team to shoot pictures of an object from different angles at the same time. The big goal is to become able to scan and print moving objects, such as a running horse. The team expects to launch its groundbreaking technique later this year.
It’s still future talk, but the team also wants to print out an entire city eventually. They want to do this with the usage of a GPS controlled drone flying over Bremen or – for example – giant buildings. After a sufficient amount of pictures will be taken, the team could use the photos for a 3D file, which will be the basis for a miniature version of printed buildings or a city. In a statement, the company has said the following about 3D printing: “3D printing and 3D scanning is a new trend in technology and it could have a huge “boom” in the future of manufacturing.”
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