3D Systems Creates "Star Trek" App

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) is hoping Star Trek fans would like to "beam up" personalized figurines of their favorite sci-fi action heros.

The maker of three-dimensional printing systems announced today that it is teaming up with CBS's (NYSE: CBS  ) Consumer Products division to sell personalized 5.5-inch figurines that are "3D printed in full-color on 3D Systems' Projet(R) 660Pro, with a ceramic-like feel." The figurines, dressed in official Star Trek garb from the television series of the same name, can be designed with an app on 3D's Cubify website using uploaded photographs of the customer's face. They retail for $69.99 each.

Customers can personalize their figurines with options such as Star Trek rank from ensign through captain, uniform color, and poses including the "live long and prosper" Vulcan gesture complete with Vulcan ears.

Making the announcement today, Senior Director of Cubify for 3D Systems Sarah W. Stocker said: "We're delighted to offer Star Trek fans the chance to join the crew of the Enterprise in a way that was never before possible -- by replicating themselves in 3D as a crew member."

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  • Report this Comment On May 07, 2013, at 1:42 PM, ScottAtlanta wrote:

    Nice marketing to general public.

  • Report this Comment On May 07, 2013, at 5:11 PM, KKnese wrote:

    This could change the plastic modeling industry. Instead of buying a model kit in a box, you go into the model store and click on what you want from an online catalog. You pay list price for the model and they download the licensed plans, then print it on the spot. No more inventory (except for the base plastic and coloring agents).

  • Report this Comment On May 07, 2013, at 5:47 PM, ifool100 wrote:

    I'd say it's just the tip of the iceberg.

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