When computer wizard Mike Powell's 3D printing requests from friends were getting out of control he knew he had to make a change.
That's when he decided to put his knowledge and skills to the test and open up Mount Isa's first ever 3D print store.
Mr Powell said his store called Pastime Paradise had been open for a few months and was going really well.
"The people of Mount Isa seem to have a need for 3D prints and custom designs," Mr Powell said.
"It started as just a hobby where I wanted models of characters or even just replacement switches, then people started requesting I print things for them and it all went from there."
Mr Powell said he also does custom stamps, website design, custom shirt design, IT support, electronic projects, custom stickers and pretty much anything electrical design-based.
"I do a lot of custom orders where people need very specific things made for them."
Mr Powell said the polylactic acid materials used for his 3D prints were made of corn starch and is bio degradable.
"I keep all the scraps because currently there is work in place to make the left over plastic reusable."
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