In the 3D printing sector, people often talk about 3D printing spare pieces for the transport and aerospace industries. But did you know that the on-demand spare pieces could make a huge difference in toys?
Dagoma is a European 3D printing firm that realized this. The firm realized that the capability to 3D print an extra piece for a doll or figurine could make a big difference to a baby. It could also increase the lifespan of toys hugely.
In a move to deal with this, the firm unveiled the Toy Rescue platform. This is a digital platform committed to 3D printable doll models.
Although it might have been achievable in the past to search in 3D print platforms to find the unique toy piece, it is now different. Consumers can now instantly look for and find the piece they want. The toy rescue platform hosts more than 100 doll pieces that were 3D scanned and modeled by a group at Dagoma.
Users can easily peruse Toy Rescue and find a wide range of the most regularly lost or broken toy pieces. This includes doll shoes and arms to board game arts to wheels and knobs. Each 3D print can be downloaded for free and 3D printed by the user at home. If the owner does not have a 3D printer, Toy Rescue will link up with a society of Dagoma Makers.
Consecutively, Dagoma is also working quietly to create a filament made from broken plastic toys. By changing the unfixable doll into thread, the hope is to take plastic out of oceans and landfills.
Furthermore, the filament could itself be utilized to repair broken dolls, an ideal cycle.
Dagoma has strategically launched the Toy Rescue platform just weeks before Christmas. A day where many children will get new, usually plastic dolls. The online platform aims to control the number of toys that are discarded due to missing parts.
“Before, as soon as part of a toy was broken or lost, there was just one fate awaiting your toy: the bin. Now, you can fix them. And avoid a sad ending to a happy life.” This is according to the firm Toy Rescue website.