Arctec Prints 3D Selfies

3D printing services are coming for you.  Arctec, a manufacturer of 3D scanners is showing the capability of an easy-to-find off-the-shelf scanner with its new service, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to scan your entire body.  The service is somewhat imperfect, as lighting issues and the constant turning can create problems with the scan, but the scans appear to be useable.  At the end of the process, a user can download his or her scan or pay for a print for $59.  While this application is whimsical at best, it could represent how we use 3D scanning and printing in the future, by scanning with easy to use home-based hardware for off-site printing.