The world’s first fully 3D printed manicure stand is set to be installed in a Sydney, Australia, salon.
The makers of the device are planning to start manufacturing at a small local firm next year.
The design of the product is based on a traditional 3D-printed model and the manufacturer has created a blueprint for its manufacturing process.
The company has already tested its design on a small batch of the stand.
“We will be using a 3D printer in order to produce this design,” said designer and CEO of The Dymo Group, Paul DePinho, to Australian ABC.
“The printing process is very straightforward, and we can actually get this design done with a single 3D print.”
The 3D model is similar to a traditional model of a nail salon, but the company is working on a more realistic model, and DePogo is confident the model will make its mark.
“It’s a simple idea, but it works,” DePago told ABC News.
“If we do get enough support from the community, we will probably be able to put this in place.”
3D printers are able to create models that mimic the look of natural objects, like the shape of plants, and create a physical representation of what’s actually there.
DePão says his company has a “good working relationship” with several manufacturers who want to build similar products, but he’s hoping to get his product into stores soon.
The Dampo Group is currently working with a company in the US that is also working on 3D models of their own designs.
It’s also looking into partnerships with local suppliers to create products that are also available for purchase.
De Pão believes the 3D designs will help local businesses that are struggling to find enough customers to stay afloat.
“I think it’s a good thing, and I think it will create more opportunities for businesses,” he said.