New Orleans-based Scandy is the first personalized scan-to-print service designed to make 3D scanning and printing readily available to the public. The startup is considered to be the Shutterfly of the 3D printing world, putting custom prints in the hands of consumers.
Scandy was launched by 3D fans Cole Wiley and Charles Carriere, whose combined technology, engineering and arts-based backgrounds and shared enthusiasm led to their eventual launch of the unique startup.
Scandy works in three steps:
- Take a scan using a phone, tablet, or hand-held scanner and upload it to Scandy’s system.
- Scandy’s system will digitally enhance the scan and send back to you for proofing and sharing on social networks
- Final 3D printed product is quickly shipped to your door for as low as $20.
“We’re excited to be on the forefront of the 3D revolution and make 3D prints readily available to anyone,” said Wiley. “Scandy’s solution removes the need for 3D modeling software or experience, and puts custom 3D prints in the hands of everyone, from artists and photographers to teachers and parents.”
Scandy also acts as a social network and repository for all scans submitted to the system, revolutionizing the industry. Users can like, share, and order prints of any scans that are marked public within the Scandy network.
“Scandy is bringing something new to the general public that will greatly impact many industries over the next few years,” said EntreScan customer and fashion designer Frances Guevara. “It’s easy for me to see that the practical applications of 3D printing will be limitless in the near future.”
The company is a new division of EntreScan, a 3D scanning, printing, and parts-on-demand company.
“We are committed to making 3D printing something that anyone can do, and Scandy’s solution will, for the first time, allow this,” said Trey Richoux, COO of EntreScan. “We are looking forward to witnessing the many ways customers will utilize this technology, whether that means printing a 3D model of their son’s winning T-ball team, a bride in her wedding dress or a newborn grasping mom’s finger.”