Order Process

(3 Simple Steps to order your TIM)

VISIT ANY OF OUR OUTLETS


- Mall of the Emirates

- Atlantis

- Diera city center

- TIM Studio

 

ORDER your TIM and collect your order form.

VISIT THE TIM STUDIO TO GET A FULL

BODY SCAN


On the back of each voucher is the location map to our Studio, behind Mall of the Emirates. An appointment is recommended, with the actual scanning taking around 30 minutes in total.

COLLECT YOUR TIM FROM ANY OF OUR OUTLETS


Your TIM will be available to collect from the PRECISE retail outlet of your choice around 10 days later.


Hassle Free Order Process

 

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- What is TIM

TIM is an innovative product made possible through amazing technology and innovation. TIM was born from the combination of the latest 3D scanning technology that allows us to capture a 360 degree image of a person in full colour, plus the latest generation of rapid prototyping technology to produce a scaled lifelike model of a person.

- Why TIM; what does it mean ?

TIM is actually an acronym of “This Is Me”. Imagine having the model on your office desk or at home, when someone takes a second look because the figure looks amazingly familiar. When asked, the owner would proudly say “This Is Me” or “It’s my TIM”. The name captures the ensuing amazement that people will experience once the realisation hits them.

 

- How big is my TIM

Your TIM will be 10% of your actual size which means if you are 170 cm tall your TIM will be 17 cm. If you would like your TIM to be bigger, each model can be produced up to height of about 30 cm.

 

- What is my TIM made of ?

TIM is made from a high performance compound with the appearance of a plaster casting combined with a binding solution, essentially ‘printed’ layer by layer in full colour.

 

- How does it work

The physical presence of the person to be modelled is required at a special scanning studio – a completely blacked out room within a special reflection tent that allows an optimal light environment. Cameras and projectors are set up in the four corners of the special studio, sending data to our computer system. Projectors and cameras must be fully synchronized to enable absolute measurement values – which is why we need a protected and stable environment for the equipment.

The actual scanning takes roughly 4 seconds per shot, with 3-6 shots required to allow for accurate capturing of the image. The process then requires the operator to ‘clean’ the scanned image before sending the data to the 3D printer to reconstruct the model.

 

- How long does it take

- To scan: We usually let the person pose in 2 or 3 different positions and take multiple scans that are immediately checked to ensure that the data

captured is complete and that the person has not moved during the scan. The process can take about 15 – 20 minutes whereby the actual scan is a done in a matter of about 3 – 4 seconds.

 

- To prepare: 40 MB of data is generated by the 4 cameras and 4 Scanners which will takes 2 to 3 hours for our skilled 3D designer to create what we call a water tight TIM. This image is then sent to the printer

 

- To print: The 3D Printer will construct hundreds of 0,1mm thin layers. It takes 4 – 6 hours to complete the printing of your TIM, followed by an additional 1,5 hours of ‘curing’.

 

- To process: After the curing, the excess powder is cleaned off the TIM, and it is then dipped in a special glue solution to harden the surface. Based

on the various steps during the production processes it will take about 8 to 10 working days to finish your TIM.

 

- Is it hand painted or machine

This is actually one of the amazing things: TIM emerges in full colour, exactly as the original. We can also produce TIM in monochrome which is a grey scale option depending on customer preferences.

 

- What should I wear for my scan?

You can basically wear anything no matter if it is formal, casual sporty etc. The purpose of the TIM will determine what is worn.

 

- Can I scan my whole family together?

The scanning area is about 80cm x 80cm which means we can scan two people that are closely hugging each other or a mother with a baby hugged tight to her body. It is not yet possible to scan groups of people together.

 

- How much does it cost

The pricing structure is based on the height of the person and the material consumed as well as the finishing in terms of colour or monochrome. Smaller TIM’s will cost around AED500, with larger full colour TIMs costing around AED1000. This includes a CD with your own Avatar which is basically the virtual rendering of your TIM.

 

- Can I get this done anywhere else in the UAE? In the world?

TIM is actually an acronym of “This Is Me”. Imagine having the model on your office desk or at home, when someone takes a second look because the figure looks amazingly familiar. When asked, the owner would proudly say “This Is Me” or “It’s my TIM”. The name captures the ensuing amazement that people will experience once the realisation hits them.

 

- Is it fragile?

TIM is not fragile like glass however if it is dropped it will certainly be chipped or damaged.

 

- Will you ship my TIM overseas for me? To grandparents etc

We expect that many of our customers will be from overseas and we do offer courier services.

 

- How did PRECISE develop this technology? What is the background to this?

PRECISE have been using 3D scanning technology for over 10 years, and first introduced this with the engraving of 3D images inside crystal blocks. It was only a matter of time before the processes and technology developed enough to produce quality results to enable the TIM concepts to develop.

In October 2011, PRECISE invested over AED 1 million with a time line of 6-9 months to create the TIM retail concept that is now being launched in the UAE.

 

- Why should I buy TIM and not MiniYou

TIM is an actual scaled version of a real person whereas MiniYou is a caricature developed from a photograph.

TIM captures a family member or a loved one at a certain time of their life, dressed in a way that will in the future bring back memories and smiles. It is ideal for that ‘special moment’ such as your teenager in their Prom dress, your son’s first suit, a sporting memory, with you dressed in your sports attire, and so on.

MiniYOU, on the other hand is a gift that is fun and often bought to surprise somebody.

 

- Where can I get my TIM?

PRECISE operates retail locations at Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, The Atlantis and Dubai Duty Free, where you will be able to purchase a voucher for your TIM. On the back of each voucher is the location map to our Studio, behind Mall of the Emirates. An appointment is recommended, with the actual scanning taking around 30 minutes in total. Your TIM will be available to collect from the PRECISE retail outlet of your choice around 10 days later..

 

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