The 3D printing technology has the potential to revolutionise the production of a hockey helmet, but how do you actually get started?
The answer to that question has been found on the streets of China, where some have found themselves in hot water with the authorities over the use of their 3D printer.
The local authorities say the printer is not a violation of the law as it is not an illegal product, but many people have questioned the legality of it, with some suggesting it is just an illegal printing process.
Some people are also worried about how it will affect their 3DS software, which is the most popular 3D software in China.
“The 3D scanner itself is a real problem.
It’s an illegal importation of a counterfeit 3D scan,” said one Chinese user on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
The 3d printing process involves cutting out a model from a digital file, then using a laser to create the object.
The model can then be printed using a 3D printed plastic tube and then glued to a 3mm polycarbonate helmet shell.
The mask, which comes in two styles, the traditional style that has the head covered, and the more detailed 3D version, has been printed in China for more than a decade.
“I’m not worried about the 3D scanning, I’m worried about whether I can get my money back from my bank,” said a 23-year-old university student who wished to remain anonymous.
“My bank has not charged me anything yet, but I think it will.”
It’s too dangerous to let the money sit idle.
I have to make sure that I get my refund, or else I’ll be in trouble with the bank.
“Another user, 23-month-old Li, told the BBC: “I’ve been printing my own masks for a long time, so I know how to use a 3d printer, but it’s very expensive.””
I don’t know if I can afford to buy one, so that’s the main reason I’m trying to buy a 3ds Max, but the 3d scanner will probably cost me quite a bit.””
They say they have a lot of people making masks, but people are really worried about safety,” added another user, 19-year old Fan.
The authorities say that the 3dsMax is a legitimate 3D model, but that there are concerns about the technology and the safety of the mask, as the 3DS Max cannot be printed to any shape.”
But we cannot guarantee that it will not be used by criminals, and we should all be careful when using it.””
The 3ds max will be good for making mask for other users, and will be safe.”
But we cannot guarantee that it will not be used by criminals, and we should all be careful when using it.
“The 3DSMAX is still being produced in China, however, and some users have said that they are worried about its safety.
The official said: “We have a team of about 200 people working on the 3dkMax.
They are very careful, and they know how this thing is used.
“We have also been monitoring the 3rd party users, which are making masks for others.”
For the 3 dmex users, we have also issued a warning and have been making contact with them.
“And we also have a very good monitoring system that checks whether the 3dmex users have taken the precautions needed to avoid any problems.”
Some users say that they have contacted the Chinese consulate in the UK and US, which told them that the masks they were printing were legal and that they would not be prosecuted.
“These are the people who are printing masks for themselves, not for anyone else,” Fan said.
“They should be aware that this is illegal, and should be very careful.”
“The consulate will be able to look at these people and send them a warning,” the official said.
The BBC understands that some users who have contacted China’s embassy in New York have received a warning, but have not been prosecuted.
The British embassy in Beijing confirmed that the three-pointed logo printed on the mask was not produced by a 3dmest.
“While we have no official knowledge of the matter, the British Embassy is aware that the logo on the headgear was not designed by 3dmice, but rather by a third party,” a spokesman said.
“We will continue to liaise with our Chinese counterparts on this matter.”