3D Printing Brings Double Circle Characters to Life Updated on January 19, 2015 By Windows Guy 5 Comments Double Circle is an original online short anime series, which takes place in the “Smart City” of Kawasaki, Japan. The citizens of Kawasaki transform into her… Find More Windows 8.1 Printing Articles By Windows Guy 5 Comments Michael Haney January 19, 2015 “Double Circle is an original online short anime series, which takes place in the “Smart City” of Kawasaki, Japan. The citizens of Kawasaki transform into heroes symbolizing different forms of renewable energy, to battle and overcome the enemy.” Toshiba create these 3D printed figures of the characters from the anime. They used a variety of different 3D printer technologies, some too expensive for consumers (commercial 3D printers go from $100,000 on up), and others very affordable for regular consumers. 3D printing is really going to change things in a big way. Now consumer 3D printers can use metal (powdered metal mixed into PLA plastic), wood (same as above), and other new kinds of plastics with different strengths and characteristics. Tech savvy Otaku will be able to create their own custom 3D printed figures for themselves and others. Doujinshi authors will be able to affordably having 3D printed figures of their original characters they can then sell at conventions or online. I can easily see 3D printing revolutionizing cosplay, because now you’ll be able to print armor and weapons,. jewelry, and etc. worn or used by your favorite anime characters. Some things might need to be printed in segments then glued together kinda like the Master Chief helmet Barnacules Nerdgasm made. Its coming, someone is going to do it. Gavin O'Brien January 19, 2015 specified as green power lol Eackard January 19, 2015 hello, how fragile are the figures? Just here for the watching January 19, 2015 That’s cool, wish they were more to scale though… Where’s Episode 3? piero cobs January 19, 2015 Comments are closed.