Yes, this is a 3D printer! And while it's printing mini-tags that sell products, it's still pretty cool to see it in action. It takes just a few minutes to turn out a finished mini-tag.
Close Up of 3D Printer
Here's a close up the 3D printer, well, printing!
These mini-tags are the final 3D-printed product.
3D Printer Imaging Booth
This giant booth contains 96 cameras. Fans dressed as cool characters were invited into the booth to be 3D-imaged and a chance to have an action figure made of them!
3D Printing Scanner
This scanner camera carefully computes and records the angles of an object (in this case, a triceratops head). A 3-dimensional image is then generated by the computer.
Triceratops Head Scanned for 3D Printing
Here's a close up the of the object being scanned.
Model Vs Final Product
And here's the end result. 3D scans like this one can then be used to print 3D models and also for computer animation.