Rapid prototyping maid figurine wows nanotech conference attendees
At a nanotech trade show a couple of years ago, Japanese company Nakamura Choko unveiled this figurine replica of a maid created using a non-contact 3D digitizer and a rapid prototyping machine. The process was simple--scan human with digitizer, adjust with modeling tool, hit print--but the real question was, why would a materials manufacturer dress their booth babe up as a maid and then shrink her with a 3D printer? The answer: maids sell. Ever since maid cafes became big in Tokyo,a girl in a frilly French maid costume has guaranteed at least marginal popularity to pretty much anything. Nakamura figured that, since most of the people attending this trade show were science geeks, they would flock the maid booth like flies on fresh poop. [via Tech-On!
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