by General Fabb
Fabbaloo has learned that international dance company Cirque Du Soleil uses both 3D scanning and 3D printing technology.
Evidently most of Cirque Du Soleil's acrobats are 3D scanned and the models are held in a repository. Custom masks and other personal-fitting equipment are 3D printed for each member of the troupe for use in their many unique shows across the world.
Here's the interesting part: in the event that any of the custom-made personal equipment is damaged or lost, Cirque Du Soleil's HQ can very quickly reproduce the parts from their inventory of 3D scans and ship them to where they're needed straight away.