September 8, 2017
Chocolate Printing from 3DReactions & Chocodiem
It was a media event yesterday at the Easton Public Market!
3DReactions and Chocodiem have partnered to bring 3D Chocoloate printing to the Lehigh Valley! We have invested in the Choc Edge 2 plus printer for printing chocolate goodness in almost any shape that we desire. This printer allows us to quickly create and print anything from names, logos, and even 3D Models in delicious dark Belgian chocolate. JP Hepp, who owns Chocodiem, makes the best chocolate, they were voted one of the top 10 Chocolatiers in North America for a reason. If you love chocolate (or even if you don't) you need to check them out in Easton Public Market.
We had some great coverage of this event by Lehigh Valley Live, The Morning Call, Leigh Valley Business, and WFMZ 69 news among others. We did a demo of the 3D Chocolate printer for the media with various logos and names. Below you find links to the articles and videos from the media including a spot on segment on 69 News at 5 on September 7, 2017.
Look for us to start offering commercial 3D chocolate printing very soon. Contact 3DReactions or Chocodiem for details
The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley Live
Lehigh Valley Business
Scanning 3.0 Coming Very soon
When we started this journey it was with the idea of bringing inexpensive 3D Scanning and Printing to the retail market. Most (if not all) companies scanning people were doing so for the purpose of creating a 3D Print of that person. And typically these prints would go for upwards of a few hundred dollars, that's a lot of scratch people. So what happened to the Avatar, the virtual copy? Thrown out we suspect, and that didn't sit well with us. Why not offer that to the customer at a cheap price and build products and services around that. After all with an Avatar of someone the possibilities seem endless. Video games, VR, 3D prints of all kinds of shapes and varieties, clothing, are all products that could use a good Avatar to make them a reality.
We have been at it now for over a year and much has been learned. Our first scanning rig, call it version 1.0, took some where between 3 to 5 minutes to scan a person. The person could not move at all, and I really mean not at all or you would have to start over. We used one scanner and a little lap top and we had to hand crank the scanner up as the person rotated slowly on a rickety scanner.So we went to work. It was all woefully inadequate for a commercial operation, people would not have been happy we thought. So we went to work.
The next version (version 2.0) used 3 and sometimes 4 scanners, a much more powerful scanning computer, and a significantly enhanced rotating platform to accommodate multiple people. And bingo scanning when from minutes to 40 seconds. The scanning results were much improved and the post mesh processing was mostly automated. However sadly you still have to rotate, moving could still throw the scanners off, and doing multiple people still proved to be somewhat of a thing. We made it commercially viable and most scans were good, we offered an appropriately cheap price, but we still wanted more. We needed something better. We were determined. So once again we got to work.
Version 3.0 is now almost complete and we are, dare I say it, pretty excited about it. In our new version we will surround you with cameras, made possible by vastly cheaper computers and cameras that have come out over the last few years. We take one simultaneous snapshot from all of these cameras and then we stitch you into a virtual version of yourself, or selves. Yes that's right, we said, selves. That means multiple, which is what after all so many have been asking for. And further, because we take a very quick snapshot feel free to bring in those little tykes that like to squirm a lot. Even the ones with fur and we will make you a keepsake of them like you've never seen before. It's all coming soon so stay posted. We are in the process of taking scanner 2.0 down and putting up scanner 3.0, and your all invited so come check it out.
June 20, 2017
We will be participating in the Easton Out Load event on Friday 6/23 from 5PM to 10PM. Join us and turn up the volume!
Activities for the evening with 3DReactions will include:
-Free Fidget Glow in the Dark Fidget Spinners - We will be giving away free Fidget Spinners for the first 5 families to come visit us
-3D Printing Demonstrations at 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9:30pm - Come see our 3D Printers in action and learn about this new technology and how we integrate 3D Scanning and 3D Printing.
-Free 3D Picture Giveaways - We will raffle off a free lenticular picture of your choice after each 3D Printing demonstration. A $12 value. Just like us on Facebook:)
- Create your own 3D Print - Design your own stick man and we will put your face on it. Optionally we can make a mold of your face
May 24, 2017
Flip out a little with 3DReactions with one of our Flip Photos.
Looking to do something different with your old photos? We can combine two photos into one, inside one picture. It's called a flip. You send us two photos and we can turn them into one picture that changes scenes from one image to the other. If you have a hard time wrapping your head around that take a look at our video. Best results come when you have a central figure and a static background like in our example but we can make a flip out of just about any two photos.
So with graduation and weddings coming up, don't do the same old thing. Do something different with 3DReactions and let us bring your photos to life. Prices range from $30 for a 4x6 to $70 for an 11x14 not including the frame. You will have it forever:)
Contact us for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 610-438-1432. Or visit our website at www.3dreactions.com
May 18, 2017
Having a Girl? or a Boy? Want to find a special way to do your gender reveal? Look no further.
3DReactions has created a gender reveal hologram that may be perfect for you. Working with Madelines Place we have created a short hologram for the special reveal of your baby, girl or boy. In the video you will see the heart alternate colors from blue to pink over and over while the audio from your actual baby's heart drives the orbiting heart beat lines. Then the color of the heart will change to a solid blue or pink depending on the gender of the baby along with a message revealing the gender. Hearts then rain down as everyone celebrates!
We hope you like this! You can only get it from 3DReactions through Madelines Place or other sonogram companies in other areas of the country that we distribute through. Contact us for details!
May 6, 2017
Are you expecting a little bundle of joy? Do something different and make a keepsake that you will have forever. 3DReactions and Madelines Place have worked together to create a hologram from the actual audio of your baby's heartbeat! We have created this unique experience that you can share with friends and family.
We use the audio from your baby's heartbeat to animate the beating heart with the orbiting heartbeat lines. You then use a Projection Pyramid to create the magic of a hologram that appears to float over your phone. Using a free video player available for iPhone and Android you can loop the video so that you have a constantly repeating hologram video that animates YOUR baby's heartbeat.
Contact us at 3DReactions in Easton or Madelines 3D Place in East Stroudsburg for more information about this totally unique and exciting new product.
May 1, 2017
Behold! The copper plated Badman Buddha, you see a lot of 3D Printed Batman Buddhas in the 3D Printing world. But we believe this is the top of the line Buddha. This object was originally designed by the leaper27 and we think its really cool. We printed this Buddha on a Formlabs Form 2 printer using a white resin at 100 microns per layer. Then we copper plated him in house and finished him with a black patina to give him a nice finish. This particular Buddha was on display in our store and took a lot of bumps and bruises (hence the broken ear), but he's Batman so he can take it.
Copper plating is a new way that we are finishing our products at 3DReactions. It adds a lot of character to our prints and provides our customers another option. There are many applications for copper plating and many types of finishing. We hope you like this. We'll be uploading more of these soon, or you can always come visit us in our new location at 522 Northampton St in Easton!
April 27, 2017
We have been offline for a while reinventing ourselves in our new location at 522 Northampton St in Historic Downtown Easton. But we would like to share with all of you some recent press that we got in the Express Times and Lehigh Valley Live. We hope you enjoy this article about some of what we are doing here at 3DReactions. There is much more to come and we will have some exciting announcements coming in the near future, so stay tuned:)
3DReactions® - opening Monday 2/13 at 522 Northampton St, Easton, PA. 18042
I am happy to report to all of our 3DReactions friends that we have successfully moved our store to the new location at 522 Northampton St in Historic Downtown Easton. We are right next to the Nurture Nature Center for anyone trying to find us before we get all of our new signage up. Right now we are freshening up our new location with a new coat of paint and getting all of our equipment setup to open on Monday 2/13. You never realize how much stuff you have until you move, that is an eternal truth:)
We are very excited to be right next to the Nurture Nature Center located in Historic Downtown Easton. We will be bringing a complete set of 3D products and services that you can not find in the Lehigh Valley (or maybe anywhere for that matter), so we are looking forward to our future in this rapidly growing district.
We have a brand new set of lenticular products and will be introducing some new services very soon so stay tuned. Shortly after opening we intend to have a grand opening that we hope you will join us for. So please keep your eye on our Facebook page and spread the word. The future is looking very bright for us here:)
3DReactions is moving!
January 24, 2017
3DReactions is moving to a new location in the Historic Easton Downtown area. We are so excited about the move to our new location at 522 Northampton St in Easton Pennsylvania right next to the Nurture Nature Center. This will allow us more opportunities to get out and meet with vendors, attend events, get involved with local schools, local business, and more. We are very grateful to the management and staff of the Palmer Park Mall who have been so helpful as our business has grown and we hope to have opportunities with the mall in the near not to distant future so stay tuned.
With that we will close our Palmer Park mall location effective Sunday 1/29, our last open day in the mall will be Saturday 1/28. We will then take a few weeks to open up our new location but we anticipate reopening around mid February. We will continue to provide updates via Facebook and our website.
We want to thank our loyal customers who have been with us from the beginning and seen the growth of 3DReactions. 3DReactions gets a lot of return business and we see that as a testament to our great products and service. We have many exciting plans for the future that I will be detail in upcoming posts. We hope you will join us at our new location!