Head to Boston Street in Canton, stand in front of the Sip & Bite restaurant, and look immediately left. There stands Bmore3D, the first 3D printing and scanning store in Baltimore city that opened Nov. 29.
The collaborators behind the shop — local maker Todd Blatt, 3D modeling service company Direct Dimensions and Vancouver-based 3D printer manufacturer Tinkerine Studios — claim it’s the first such store in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Early Monday afternoon, Technical.ly Baltimore visited the store to find Graham Stewart, another partner in the endeavor, manning the shop.
Find photos of Bmore3D below. Shop hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day.
A Baltimore resident since 1988, Stewart has worked in the construction and restaurant industries in the past, but recently became interested in 3D printing after a friend told him about it.
“We want to bring the fascination of the 3D printing and scanning world to the masses,” said Stewart, 50.
They’re starting small. Inside the first-floor store are a variety of 3D-printed creations for sale, including several of Blatt’s products from Custom 3D Stuff. The ShapeShot, a photo booth designed by Direct Dimensions that allows people to print 3D busts of their likeness, sits in a corner in the back of the store.
A window ledge near the ShapeShot holds a bust of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, as well as a bust of the chest of Amelia Ryerse, the afternoon show host on radio station 98 Rock. The “bust of a bust” was created by Direct Dimensions.
In the front are the two models of 3D printers built by Tinkerine Studios, both of which are available for sale through Bmore3D.
Right now the plan is to keep the store open through the end of the year. “If things evolve, we may do things beyond that,” Stewart said.-30-