3D scanning is a rising fad, with many people wanting to make 3D models of themselves. Joining Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard on the show, Jewelyn Co of CoKreeate shares how they do this process in their shop. Based in Alhambra, California, CoKreeate is an all-in-one shop that does 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and prototyping. They are best known for their 3D-printed miniature figurines.
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3D Scanning With Jewelyn Co Of CoKreeate
Jewelyn, thank you so much for joining us here at the SoCal Maker Con.
Thank you for having me.
We’d love to learn more about CoKreeate. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your company?
CoKreeate is an all-in-one 3D printing store shop from 3D scanning, 3D printing. We make miniature figurines. We do prototyping, retailing, and digital arts and creations.
How did you get started with 3D printing?
My husband, Will, it’s a hobby for him. His passion for 3D printing emerged. I support him 100%. I told him, “Go ahead and do something that you like. Make a business out of it.” Here we are.
How long ago you started?
We started in 2013 and moving on up from there.
When you print your figurines and you do the mini-mes, which we have done but we never printed it, what do you use to print it?
We use gypsum powder or more like a sandstone material. We use an industrialized printer, which prints out full-color print. We don’t have paint or anything like that.
Our experience with it wasn’t great. It wasn’t that it wasn’t fun and it was the process, but the cleanup was a lot more than we’ve got. Do you do that for customers?
Yes. Everything from scanning, we do post-processing. The post-process usually takes about a week and a half and then we print it. With the gypsum powder, it’s delicate and fragile. It’s hard to take out of the printer. That’s what takes most of our labor out of it too.Get 3D-printed miniature figurines of yourself and your favorite characters at CoKreeate. Click To Tweet
What are you finding? What types of customers are coming to you to have figures made of themselves?
They’re usually families and cosplayers. There are a lot of cosplayers that would like to get themselves printed as a product and then they could sell it in their market. They’re usually families, weddings, and also for grandparents, graduations, and people seeking for that memorabilia.
Are you doing pets too?
Yes, we can do pets. With our 3D scanner, it’s more portable. They have to sit still for three minutes.
No toddlers and no rambunctious dogs.
Unless there is a tranquilizer or something, then we can do that.
Is this a full-time business that you and your husband are doing?
This is not a side job.
No. This is full time. I’m there at the shop from morning to night, 24 hours.
Do you have a physical office location too?
Our studio is located in Alhambra, nearby Pasadena. If anyone’s interested, come on by.
Thank you so much.
Thank you for joining us.
It was nice meeting you.
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