It's official, Baltimore has a retail store specializing on 3D printing and scanning, at least for now.
The Bmore3D Store, in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore, is open through December. While it's only open through the holidays, the company claims to be the first such store in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Its wares include gifts designed by local 3D artists, including earrings, rings, necklaces, vases, and an assortment of unique Baltimore-themed pieces. All items are designed using 3D modeling software and fabricated by an assortment of 3D printers.
The store also features ShapeShot, the world's first fully automated 3D photo booth, featured in Time Magazine. After being captured in 3D, customers can order their 3D printed busts, jewelry, bobbleheads and even ceramic coffee mugs customized with a scale model of their face.
The store will also feature various educational and entertainment opportunities for visitors with technology discussions and demonstrations by regional 3D professionals, highlighting methods of 3D design, 3D scanning, and 3D printing.
Demonstrations on how 3D printing works will be given using Tinkerine Studio's Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers. The Ditto+ retails for $1549, or $1249 for a DIY kit, if you want to assemble it yourself. The Litto, a smaller version of the Ditto+, retails for $1299, or $999 for the DIY kit.
Custom 3D Stuff, founded by Todd Blatt in 2009, creates custom CAD designs, 3D printed jewelry, props, custom engineering prototypes, and advertising and promotional material through the use of digital fabrication.