Uu brings the phenomenon of creating your very own 3D figurines here to our shores in Singapore. These custom figurines mere centimetres tall are brought to life by the latest in 3D scanning and printing technology in this collaborative project by Kinetic Singapore, Mikanbako of Japan and venue sponsor, Scotts Square. The Uu 3D studio will only be open for a limited time, from 21 September to 6 October 2013.
Be among trendsetters and trailblazers such as celebrity hair stylist David Gan, renowned doctor Dr Georgia Lee and fashion director Daniel Boey, to have your very own 3D figurine brought to life by Mikanbako, a specialty 3D imaging studio with the latest 3D printing technology from Japan.
Carolyn Teo, co-founder of Kinetic Singapore says: “Kinetic is a local home grown creative agency that is internationally awarded and recognised in our industry. In order to remain at the forefront, we have to always be on the lookout for new and interesting technological advancements to integrate into our designs and ideas. The 3D printing phenomenon has already spread across Japan, Europe and many parts of the world, and we are excited that we are working with Mikanbako to allow people in Singapore to discover the lifelike figurines and experience the amazing technology at the Uu 3D studio.”
In just under 30 minutes, customers will be scanned with cutting-edge equipment by professionals from Mikanbako. This collated data will then be sent to Mikanbako’s lab in Japan to be processed and printed. Due to the complexity of the technical processes, customers will receive their figurine three months from their scan. Customers can choose from 3 sizes – small (15cm), medium (20cm) or large (25cm).
Wataru Hida, CEO of Mikanbako says: “3D printing is a whole new culture and its potential is truly endless and exciting. The future of 3D printing is definitely in capturing and recording memories – imagine taking yearly 3D family portraits instead of photographs!”
Pann Lim, co-founder and creative director of Kinetic Singapore agrees: “There’s nothing quite surreal as looking at a ‘life-like’ figurine of yourself or someone you love. For me, every fold on a shirt or dress on a figurine immortalises the person in that particular space and time.”
Scotts Square 6 Scotts Road
From 21 Sep – 6 Oct 2013 Daily: 10am – 10pm
(Top to Bottom) David Gan, Dr Georgia Lee and Daniel Boey.