What’s going to make a 3D printer an essential home appliance? Sex toys, that’s what! Pando Daily dissects a report from UK retailer Pink Rocket:
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For a week in December 2012, a store popped up in New York called 3DEA. For $250 men could get a 3D scan of their manhood, which would be sent to the New York Toy Collective who would then create a truly one-of-a-kind sex toy. A Christmas gift for the lady that really does have it all…
It turns out that while everyone was declaring 3D printing to be too simple for much practical use now, its ability to replicate objects precisely in one solid piece is more than enough for it to start having big relevancy in the sex toy industry, at least according to UK-based retailer Pink Rocket’s new Sex Toys & 3D Printing report.
Given that vibrators are 145-years old this year and the first blow-up doll went on sale 110-years ago, it fits with history that the adult industry would be an early adopter of 3D printing.