Shapeways.com has just launched a new service that allows users to create their own 3D items. Online you can create unique and personal items from 3D images to test sculptures.
The technology itself has been around for ten years and Shapways has brought it to the general public. There are five different materials that can be used to create the item such as nylon. A few of the pieces that we were able to see is a vase-like facial sculpture that actually reflects a facial image when a candle is place inside and a worded candle holder.
Right now you can long onto Shapeways.com and upload your images or just create your own personalized sculpture. Pricing varies on size and materials. The Candle holder we viewed would run about $80 while the vase would be a few hundred.