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Nigerian firm unveils novel scanning, printing tech in Lagos

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textbooksAfrica’s first three-dimensional scanning and printing services, invented by a Nigerian entrepreneur, Israel Ovirih is striving to add a new dimension to self-imagery, known as selfies, by launching the first of its kind 3D scanning and printing service, 3D Makery the “ultimate selfie technology” in Nigeria and Africa.

According to Ovirih, there are 19 of this kind of equipment globally and believes Nigeria is lucky to be one of the countries with the technology. 3D Makery offers a wide range of 3D printing services, and its first viable minimum product is the 3D selfies/shapies.

Speaking at the three-day unveiling event held at the Ikeja City mall, in Lagos, Ovirih explained that this one of a kind technology would outshine every other technology while employing thousands of youths.

According to him, “3D technology is opening up a whole new world of possibilities and the reward of this printing technology is that the scan can be used to produce a full-color figurine known as a ‘Shapie.’ So, rather than a half cooked snapshot you can have a 3D printed sculpture to either keep as your own or give as a gift.

3D printing has come into our technological space to disrupt the way we do things generally. The same way the Internet disrupted the post office and changed our lives, this present technology is here to disrupt and bring abundance because every technology is structured to bring abundance to the world.”



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