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Yamada Denki plans 3-D printing of custom figurines

TOKYO -- Yamada Denki will sell custom human figurines made using 3-D printers as it tries to familiarize consumers with the technology and create demand.

Yamada Denki will place scanners at wedding halls and photography studios to target couples.

     The Japanese electronics retailer will target couples and others visiting wedding halls, photography studios and other commercial sites by installing such devices as scanners designed to capture the human form. Facilities can buy the equipment from Yamada for 2.4 million yen ($20,000) or rent it for five years at 46,600 yen per month.

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