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U.K. Supermarket Lets You 3-D Scan And Print Yourself In Store

• popsci.com
 

Add this one to your grocery list. A supermarket chain in the U.K. is offering a new service that lets customers scan objects and then get figurines of them 3-D-printed in ceramic. The 3-D service debuts tomorrow in the chain Asda's York store. 

Here's how it will work. An employee wielding what looks a bit like an iron will scan the objects customers want. Pets, cars and family members are all scannable, Asda wrote in a blog post. Asda sends digital files of the scans to a facility where they're printed, then shipped back to the Asda store. Customers can pick up their mini-mes a week after getting scanned, The Guardian reports.  

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