Three-dimensional printing is all the rage. Get in on the trend by adding some creepy cool to your décor with these pocket-sized spooky skulls.
Measuring about 3 1/2-inches-square, these “Voronoi” skulls are made of ABS plastic — the same material used for Lego blocks — by the husband-and-wife team of Chris Caswell and Cyndi Laird. The skulls come in five colors: neon lime, orange, gray, cobalt and white, and are $20 on the couple’s local etsy shop, Carry the What? Reproductions.
There, you’ll also finda life-sized 3D printed skull. It’s modeled from a CT scan of an actual human one and uses eight fully rotating gears that allow it to eerily expand and contract. A similarly designed Steampunk version is $37. All are made using a MakerBot Replicator.
Caswell and Laird, along with their friend Andrew Sink and businessman Ian Sole recently opened a retail shop, IIID Central at 1308 W. Main St. It’s a 3D-printing hub full of scanners, nine robot printers and 3D objects to buy. Customers are invited to learn about various machines, materials and trends in 3D printing and can order scary, and not so scary, custom 3-D items of their own.