Artec 3D has recently unveiled its Shapify Booth at the Al-Raya shopping center in Kuwait. The booth is operated by 3D Utopia, the first local company to bring 3D printing to Kuwait in mid-2014. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, attended the booth launch.
The booth employed Artec’s tried-and-tested technology to scan customers in just 12 seconds, created a detailed 3D model automatically in 5 minutes and produced a high-quality 3D-printable file in 15 minutes. The file can then be sent to a printing center to be turned into a full-color mini-statue, which the customer can pick up a few days later or have delivered to their address. A mini-me figurine, also called a shapie, is a new way to capture life’s most important moments, such as marriage, graduation and pregnancy, and can make a really special keepsake.
“We are very excited to present our Shapify booth in Kuwait, especially after the positive response we received at the DEAL show in Dubai earlier this year,” says ArtyomYukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “The Shapify booth has been significantly popular in Asia, the U.S. and Western Europe, and we are thrilled to be sharing our 3D technologies with consumers in the Middle East. Although 3D technology, specifically 3D printing, is widely heard of in the news, it has not reached the stage where it is easily accessible to the average consumer. We aim to change this and believe the Shapify Booth can become many people’s first interaction with 3D technologies. Through Shapify Booth, we also endeavor to showcase the opportunities that 3D scanning and printing technology presents to enterprises and companies in the Middle East.”
Ashish Panjabi, COO, Jacky’s Business Solutions L.L.C., who has contributed to bring the Shapify Booth to Kuwait, says “We have been the authorised partner for Artec 3D in the GCC for over a year and we’ve started marketing Artec handheld scanners. We are glad to collaborate for their first Shapify Booth in Kuwait. We are optimistic that ‘shapie’, the 3D version of your body, will take the ‘selfie’ concept to the next level.As 3D printing and scanner suppliers, we are in a position to give a complete proposition to clients in the region.”