Just found this from a couple of months ago….Mobile 3D printing…
Ok, not a “hot off the press” story but I love the concept.
This is a project by UNFOLD Design Studio….
“KIOSK,a project that explores a near future scenario in which digital fabricators are so ubiquitous, that we see them appear on street corners, just like fast food today is sold in NY style mobile food stalls. A place where you can quickly get a custom made fix for your broken shoe, materialise an illegal download of Starck’s Juicy Salif orange squeezer that you modified for better performance or quickly print out a present for your sisters birthday.
Unfold gathered information from various designers and labels about how they position themselves towards this scenario. During the Salone del Mobile Unfold three-dimensionally scan new objects presented by these various designers and based on the acquired data, appropriate, sample, remix, improve, up/downscale or copy new objects 3d-printed on the spot”.
More information here http://unfold.be/pages/projects/items/kiosk-design-sampler
attached pictures and text also from UNFOLD.
Some of you may remember that UNFOLD was also involved in early experiments in 3D printing ceramics and food items. http://unfold.be/pages/projects/items/3d-printer/lab/date