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SOL 3D Scanner Unveiled, Touted As “The Most User-friendly” 3D Scanner

If you are in the market for a 3D scanner that does not takes a rocket scientist to use and look pretty darn awesome on your desk to boot, then Denmark-based Global Scanning’s subsidiary, Scan Dimension, may just have the hardware you have been looking for. Touted as an easy-to-use 3D scanner designed with everyday maker, technology enthusiast, and hobbyist in mind, the SOL 3D Scanner does not require complex calibration, time-consuming software manipulation, and manual mesh alignment. Even the hardware itself kind of hinted its simplicity in operation. Continue reading SOL 3D Scanner Unveiled, Touted As “The Most User-friendly” 3D Scanner

A Ukraine Outfit Have Created The Most Accurate Desktop 3D Scanner

While 3D printers are advancing in print resolution, we can’t say the same for 3D scanner. Now, if you must be asking: what’s wrong with today’s 3D scanners? Well, nothing, really – if you are just scanning a cup or an apple. But if you are looking into scanning objects as complex as the sculpture of Bodhisattva Manjushri (see below for the scan), then it will take more than just two axes and a rotating platform to do the job, and it surely takes more than just laser to map out all the intricate details. This is where the D3D-s Desktop 3D Scanner aims to fill the gap and it wants to do it affordably. About that… affordability is quite subjective, but more on that later. Continue reading A Ukraine Outfit Have Created The Most Accurate Desktop 3D Scanner

CowTech Wants To Disrupt The 3D Scanner Market With This $99 Offering

If you broke something and wish to 3D print that part, you surely don’t expect yourself to be drafting the entire part on a CAD program, right? This is where 3D scanner will prove to be helpful; it lets you scan a solid object which it can then be 3D printed, much like copier machine does, but only in 3D. Though, 3D scanner can be a bank-breaker, which means not everyone can afford to do the 3D ‘photocopying’ right in their homes. However, Jason Smith (the same dude behind the super rad Rayger Party Lights) and his team wants to change that. Continue reading CowTech Wants To Disrupt The 3D Scanner Market With This $99 Offering

Shining 3D Introduces World’s First White Light Desktop 3D Scanner, Priced at $799 and Up

A 3D printer’s potential is so much more when paired to a 3D scanner. Why? Because not everyone is comfortable mucking around with 3D programs. With a 3D scanner, it allows you to make copies of a product (kind of like photocopying, but slower process) and even modify them to suit you purpose. If that sounds like fun to you, then here’s another 3D scanner to hit the market and it is called EinScan-S 3D Scanner from China-based Shining 3D. As a matter of fact, the machine which the outfit is peddling is actually the third iteration; the second was demoed at the International CES earlier in January. The third and presumably, final iteration, promised “industrial-grade accuracy, resolution and speed” but at a competitive price. Continue reading Shining 3D Introduces World’s First White Light Desktop 3D Scanner, Priced at $799 and Up

HP Introduces 3D-scanning PC with Projected Second Screen, Heralds the New Era of Computing

HP used to be the brand name that leads the way in innovations, but somewhere along the 75 years in existence, they seem to have lost it. Now, it is set to get back on the innovation track, starting with this futuristic 3D-scanning PC with second projected screen called Sprout. Even the product name is a huge departure from the company’s usual naming practices, but beyond namesake, it is essentially a Windows 8 desktop PC (Windows 8.1 64, to be precise) that boast a dual-screen creative console with a built-in projector that will cast a second screen on a mousepad-like surface, a touch-enabled display and the said 3D scanner. Sprout falls under HP’s Blended Reality ecosystem with the aim to offer an advanced desktop computer with “immersive, natural user interface” that will provide users with a whole new computing experience. Continue reading HP Introduces 3D-scanning PC with Projected Second Screen, Heralds the New Era of Computing

Genesis Rotary 3D Printer Also Boast 3D Scanning And Remote Monitoring

unlike 2D scanning and printing, 3D scanning and printing are still largely separate affairs. that’s not to say there aren’t any all-in-one 3D printers in the market; there are, but they are far and few between, let alone one that’s based on a rotary platform system. the Genesis 3D Printer by Singapore-based outfit, Blacksmith, is one that not only employs rotary technology, but is also one that allows you to scan and print 3D objects on the same platform. it offers a generously-sized build volume of up to 6,650 cubic centimeters (406 cu in) and because of its rotary platform, it allows Blacksmith to keep the hardware footprint relatively small. Continue reading Genesis Rotary 3D Printer Also Boast 3D Scanning And Remote Monitoring

Alton Lane Uses 3D Body Scanner To Create Perfect Bespoke Fitted Clothes

don’t worry, these are not security body scanners and they are certainly not x-ray scanners either, but what bespoke fitted clothing maker Alton Lane uses is an advanced 360-degree body scanner, rigged with 32 sensors to produce an avatar of you (basically, wire-mesh version of you) with over 160 different body measurements. these data, along with traditional hand measurements, are then send to Alton Lane tailors to create the best possible fit for you. sounds too good to be true? it is certainly not, at least not in Alton Lane’s books anyway. Continue reading Alton Lane Uses 3D Body Scanner To Create Perfect Bespoke Fitted Clothes

Structure Sensor – Mobile 3D Scanner

just when we thought desktop 3D scanner was revolutionary, the Structure Sensor completely blew our minds away. Structure Sensor is basically a portable 3D scanner made specifically to work with iPad to capture objects as digital 3D models. beneath its anodized aluminum enclosure are IR emitters and cameras to do the job and has a mobile-optimized range of between 40 centimeters to over 3.5 meters, letting you model anything from a coffee table to a room in their 3D entirety. these recorded data can then be imported into a CAD program for further tweaking, or if it is a small object, simply send it to a 3D printer and make copy of the object. well, it looks like stealing of ideas has never been easier, isn’t it? Continue reading Structure Sensor – Mobile 3D Scanner

ZEUS All-In-One 3D Copy Machine

teleportation for objects is still a science friction, but the ZEUS All-In-One 3D Copy Machine could be considered as a teleportation equivalent, or more correctly put, a facsimile for physical objects aka 3D fax. actually, it is more than that, it is also a 3D scanner, a 3D printer, and well, a 3D copier. just think of it as an All-In-One printer, but one that does it in 3D. yes. 3D. it is a wonder and it could be a real game changer in the prototyping industry. just imagine that you could “fax” a 3D prototype and it gets printed out at your client’s end halfway round the world for comments and feedbacks. obviously, this would be a dream workflow and ensures both you and your client are always on the same page. no more excuses such as “this is not what we saw on the computer 3D render” or similar excuses that would result in wasted time and unnecessary expenditures. Continue reading ZEUS All-In-One 3D Copy Machine

FABtotum Personal Fabricator

it is an unassuming box, but what the FABtotum Personal Fabricator can do is anything but unassuming. this one box that’s going to change the way you look at 3D printer, or 3D scanner, or a CNC milling rig. why the three? cos’ it is actually all three things packed into one compact box – meaning you can scan an object, print it out on this very same device, and if need be, execute some subtractive manufacturing still using the same machine. the only thing that it can’t do is the finishing touch that only your creative hands, along with hand tools can do. basically, this is your one-stop prototyping machine that you can own without busting your wallet. Continue reading FABtotum Personal Fabricator