It’s no secret that 3D printing is one of the superstar emergent technologies of 2012. New 3D printers have been announced, crowdfunded projects launched, prices have dropped, and adoption among professionals and enthusiasts alike continue to gain momentum. The promise of a 3D printer in every home lingers on the horizon, though it is likely years down the road. Still tech experts are looking for something that will signal the technology’s best bet to transition from hype to mainstream application by bringing an awareness to the public of what 3D printing can accomplish.
Today, one application seems poised to accomplish this. Call it 3D printed figurines, personal miniatures, or photo sculptures – they all mean the same thing: a Mini Me version of yourself through 3D printing technology.