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Artec presents the world’s first full-body 3D scanner, Shapify Booth, in the Czech Republic

The Shapify Booth will be making 3D portraits at Prague’s annual Christmas Fair from December 11 till 14.

Santa and his figurine, made using Artec Shapify Booth. Photo courtesy: Doppelganger Laboratories.

December 10, 2014 — Artec Group, a manufacturer and developer of professional 3D hardware and software, is presenting Artec Shapify Booth, the world’s first high-speed full-body 3D scanner, for the first time in Prague, in collaboration with Haferrest Praha 3D portrait company. Shapify Booth, a fully automated 3D scanning solution, capable of automatically producing high-quality 3D-printable models within 15 minutes, will be showcased at Prague’s biggest Christmas fair (stand 2B47, hall 2) between December 11 and 14.

Visitors to the fair will be able to make a really special and unique Christmas present for their friends and family – a shapie, a 3D printed selfie, capturing an image and a memory in 3D. Artec Shapify Booth will scan visitors in just 12 seconds, and in a few minutes they will be able to see a 3D model of themselves on a screen. A 3D-printed version can then be ordered and collected three to four days later at 3D Studio, the Haferrest Praha office in central Prague. Prices per figurine range from 2,200 CZK for a 12cm-tall figurine, 2,800 CZK (15 cm), 3,950 CZK (18 cm), 4,950 CZK (20 cm) and 6,950 CZK (25 cm).

The Artec Shapify Booth features four wide-view, high-resolution Artec 3D scanners that rotate around a person to scan him/her from all angles. These high-precision scanners, used in the aerospace, medical and manufacturing industries to ensure quality control, are able to capture even the smallest details, down to wrinkles on clothes. Artec’s sophisticated software then automatically stitches together hundreds of generated images to create a full-body 3D image file ready for 3D printing, without any post-processing. This digital model is then sent to a 3D printing center to make a mini-statue in full color, which can be delivered to or collected by the customer.

Ideal for venues with heavy footfall, such as shopping malls, theme parks, outdoor and indoor attractions, the Shapify Booth is perfect for capitalizing on existing customer flows and attracting new ones. 3D “shapies” can be taken of customers in wedding attire, graduation robes and at other significant moments in life, such as pregnancy, and captured for posterity or as family gifts.

“We are very excited to present our Shapify booth in the Czech Republic,” said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec Group. “The Shapify booth has already received a very warm welcome in Asia, the U.S. and Western Europe, and today we are happy to make a big step toward sharing 3D technologies with ordinary consumers in Eastern Europe. Although 3D technology, specifically 3D printing, is seen in the news on a daily basis, it is not yet widely within the reach of an average person. It’s our hope that the Shapify Booth can change this by becoming many people’s first interaction with 3D technologies.”

The Shapify Booth will be on show at stand 2B47, hall 2, Christmas Fair, PVA Expo Praha, on December 11-14, 2014.

About Artec Group

Artec Group is a manufacturer and developer of professional 3D hardware and software, headquartered in Luxembourg. Artec Group is a global market leader in 3D scanning solutions used by thousands of people all over the world.

Shapify, the technology for creating 3D printed figurines, was conceived and launched by Artec Group in 2013: https://shapify.me/.

For more information about Artec Group, visit www.artec-group.com.

About Haferrest Praha 3D Studio

Haferrest Praha is a 3D scanning and print studio in the center of Prague specializing in the creation of 3D portraits.


Press contacts

Artec Group: press@artec-group.com