3D Printing Brings Double Circle Characters to Life

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…

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  1. “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.

  2. specified as green power lol

  3. hello, how fragile are the figures?

  4. That’s cool, wish they were more to scale though… Where’s Episode 3?

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