This might be a nice tip, if you happen to have an xbox and a kinect.
Apparently ‘Microsoft research’, is into 3D printing, and thus released 2 apps.
3Dscan and 3D builder to scan and print 3d models
And if you dont have a 3d Printer, no worry the 3Dbuilder can work with local printers, but also with online 3d print services.
it understands stl obj ply and a few more.
i dont think this is some real new news, by accident i discovered i had “3D builder” on my system (start menu run type 3d) not sure if this was part of a update last week or if i had installed but dont think i saw this one ever before.
so possibly its a nice candy of MS Redmond.