Monday, November 25, 2013

Direct Dimensions Collaborating on Bmore3D Store

Bmore3D Store: A 3D Printing & 3D Scanning Pop-up Store Opens in Baltimore 

The Bmore3D Store is located at 2150 Boston St. in Baltimore, Maryland
Web:  Phone: 443-963-9456  Email: 

Custom 3D Stuff, Tinkerine Studio Ltd., ShapeShot and Direct Dimensions are collaborating to create the first retail store in the mid-Atlantic region focused on 3D scanning and 3D printing.  The Bmore3D Store is located at 2150 Boston Street in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.  It opens in time for the holiday shopping season on Friday, November 29 and will remain open thru December.

Customers can shop a curated gallery of the most unique gifts in Baltimore, designed by Baltimore 3D artists.  Items include earrings, rings, necklaces, vases, and an assortment of unique Baltimore-themed pieces.  All items are designed using 3D modeling software and fabricated by an assortment of 3D printers.  The Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers from Tinkerine Studio will be on display in the store demonstrating 3D printing.  

The store also features ShapeShotTM, the world’s first fully automated 3D photo booth, featured in Time Magazine.  After being captured in 3D, customers can order their 3D-printed busts, jewelry, bobbleheads and even ceramic coffee mugs customized with a scale model of their face.  Bring your family, your babies, and even your pets!  ShapeShot lets you be the face of 3D printing.  

ShapeShot was developed by Direct Dimensions, the Baltimore-based engineering services firm also in the store providing 3D scanning of objects and unique full-body 3D scanning for amazing 3D printed miniature figurines.  In November, Direct Dimensions was showcased by The Smithsonian for its contributions to the groundbreaking SI x 3D project which brings museum artifacts online in 3D to the world.

The Bmore3D Store will also feature various educational and entertainment opportunities for visitors with technology discussions and demonstrations by regional 3D professionals.  These events will highlight methods of 3D design, 3D scanning, and 3D printing and other aspects of digital fabrication - fast becoming the new way for making things.  Everyone at all levels will find these sessions helpful, particularly professionals interested in implementing 3D tools in their workplace.

A schedule of activities will be posted on Bmore3D’s website featuring renowned 3D industry professionals, local artists, designers, and engineers.  Check back often for upcoming activities and meet-ups.

Custom 3D Stuff, founded by Todd Blatt in 2009, creates custom CAD designs, 3D printed jewelry, props, custom engineering prototypes, and advertising and promotional material through the use of digital fabrication.

Tinkerine Studio Ltd. is a Vancouver based company which creates the Ditto+ and Litto 3d printers. The Ditto+ model was recognized as runner up in the Best Value and Best Documentation categories by Make Magazine in the recently published 2014 Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing and was also awarded the title of “Surprise Hit.”   The Ditto+ machine retails for $1549 ($1249 for DIY kit) and is a large and accurate 3D printer.  It will be on display, at the Bmore3D store alongside its smaller version, the Litto 3D printer ($999 for DIY kit, $1299 assembled.)

Direct Dimensions, founded in 1995 in Baltimore, provides the most comprehensive 3D scanning and digital modeling services in the country across virtually all industries and applications for 3D measurement.

ShapeShot, created by Direct Dimensions, is a fully automated 3D photo booth featuring end-to-end creation of 3D print-ready files with integration to 3D printed product ordering and fulfillment.

The Bmore3D Store is located at 2150 Boston St. in Baltimore, Maryland
Web:  Phone: 443-963-9456  Email: