In Japan they’re not really fans of 3D printed vaginas, as we learned from yesterday’s bizarre story. Marriage, however, seems to be something the Japanese are much more into. 3D printing company Morisaki Jushi jumps on the bandwagon with their new project ‘Mariage Poupée’, which is French for “marriage doll”. To be a little more specific: the Japanese company enables marriage couples to get a 3D print of themselves.
Of course the technique isn’t something new, and on a global scale many parties are working with this technique. A perfect example comes from retailer Hema, which lets customers use a scan lounge to get a 3D print of themselves. But thanks to parties such as Morisaki Jushi, the concept is now also being applied to the field of marriages. Whether you find it shoddy or romantic, the technique behind it is surely interesting.
The company visits a couple’s wedding and the couple has to stand still for a few minutes, while a portable 3D scanner scans the bride and groom fully. A 3D model will appear, which can then be used to 3D print a figurine of the couple. The company uses layers of plaster as well as ink to 3D print the object, which might take a couple of days. The reason it takes a relatively long time is that 3D printers simply are not that fast yet. Couples, however, don’t have to go to a store to pick up their 3D printed figurine, because the company sends it to their houses.
Apparently, the service has become really popular in Japan -where else? – where people can buy their doll for 52,000 Japanese Yen (about 510 dollars). Could this ever become a success in different countries? Are 3D printed figurines the future or are they just a hype? We couldn’t tell you, but it surely is a striking development. Wedding photographers: beat you heart out!