The onset of Coronavirus changed the focus of Bee3D significantly, heritage sites across the world had to close their doors to in-person visitors. We began to see a major shift towards creating virtual tours for heritage sites, as a result, a specific department was created to specialise in providing interactive digital tours for heritage sites.
Bee3D Ltd was setup to 3D scan homes and businesses to create virtual tours.
Our son was crazy about LEGO and we would find minifigures everywhere around the house. We set out to see if it was possible to make a 3D model using just a photograph and make a miniature version of his head that would fit on a minifigure body. When it launched it went viral around the world, selling in 58 different countries. www.funky3dfaces.com
The 3D printer we used printed in plaster of Paris and it was the only true full colour 3D printer on the market at that time. We invested in a 3D scanner and made miniature models of people.
Coming from a medical device manufacturing background, the initial 3D business used CT or MRI scans to reproduce exact copies of patients bones, think of it as a 3D X-ray. Surgeons would use these bones to practice a procedure before the real operation.