Sculpteo, the 3D printing service, recently unveiled an app that allows you to design 3D objects, upload the design to the cloud, and then receive a ceramic creation of the design in the mail three days later.
The designs are created based on photographs taken by the user. The app essentially allows you to turn your face or someone else’s face into pottery such as a bowl, glass or plate. After the design is completed, you upload it. Sculpteo then sends the plans to local 3D printing facility which manufacturers the object using a ceramic printing process.
Though the app itself is free, the price tag for the finished product depends on the size and complexity of the design, with large objects going for around $300, while a ceramic mug will cost around $70.
The company is also partnering with a number of designers such as Jen-Louis Frechin to develop new ways to transform “human data” such as facial profiles into personal designs, allowing customers to use prototypes that they then personalize from photographs for a finished product that’s one of a kind.
The technology also allows for personalized images on mugs and iPhone cases.