Angel Yourself – Print Yourself in 3D This (Well, Next) Christmas

Piller-elfYes, this posting is late, too late. It may have saved your day and really provided you with the ultimate Christmas surprise. But I messed this up and posted this much too late. Sorry! However, just imagine a world (comimg soon) where everyone has a 3D printer at their home. Then you actually could DO this now in time for Christmas Eve what now you only can do for the next year ….

 Anyhow, this is what you could have done in time for this Christmas:

Mini-mesTons of goods are being personalized this Christmas. While there are many companies do personalized gifts, JuJups is taking this to the extreme – a personalized gift of the person itself! JuJups, a Singapore based user manufacturing workshop, launched a new "Print your self into an angel" product. On their website, you can upload your portrait photo of your family and friends (and even yourself) which then be printed as cute figurine ornament.  JuJups' on demand figurine ornaments are made as you order with special 3D printing technology. Currently JuJups has an Angel, Santa and Elf figurine.

JuJups is a rapidly growing online co-creation platform that connects prosumers, content owners and manufacturing companies globally, to serve customers locally. JuJups is owned and operated by Genometri. Genometri is a Design Technology Company based in Singapore focusing on building tools for co-creation. It is funded by NVS and SPRING Singapore.

Context: In Germany, fabidoo is offering a similar service.

By | 2018-06-14T11:11:00+00:00 Dezember 23rd, 2008|Co-creation, Fabbing, User Manufacturing|

About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.