RS Components Expands 3D Modeling Portfolio with SCANIFY Scanners

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RS Components, a brand within Electrocomponents PLC, a global distributor for engineers, says they’ve added the SCANIFY handheld scanner from Fuel3D to their range of desktop systems for 3D digitizing and printing.

The SCANIFY device uses a combination of stereoscopy and photometry to create high-resolution digital models which include 8-bit RGB color data, and the user-friendly scanner works by the user placing an optical tracking target on the object as a reference for movement correction and a single click captures all the images necessary to create the model.spec

Capable of exporting various file formats such as STL for many 3D printers, the SCANIFY also supports OBJ and PLY formats, which can be directly exported to popular design or animation software packages.

RS says they’re among the first distributors to offer SCANIFY to the market.

RS Components numbers SCANIFY among a growing portfolio of 3D scanners, printers, and printing materials from manufacturers such as 3D Systems, BeeVeryCreative, MakerBot, RepRapPro, Ultimaker, and the IdeaWerk FDM printer.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are both brands under the Electrocomponents PLC umbrella, and with operations in 32 countries, the company offers some 500,000 products through the internet, catalogs, and retail outlets to more than a million customers. The company ships more than 44,000 parcels a day and their product lines are sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers in the semiconductor, electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tool, and consumables markets.

The companies offer a variety of engineering tools and software suites through their DesignSpark site.

During the last financial year, the company posted revenues of more than $1.8 billion.

scanifySCANIFY scanners are based on technology created by Professor Ron Daniel, a Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, and their products are supported by a team of hardware and software engineers and scientists.

The scanners use two stereo-mounted cameras and advanced light perception software to capture color-accurate, 3D scans of a subject, and Fuel3D say that to purchase similar technology to theirs might cost upwards of $15,000 for a handheld device.

Have you ever used the SCANIFY 3D scanner from Fuel3D or seen one demonstrated at a trade show? Let us know in the RS Components and SCANIFY forum thread on 3DPB.com.

 

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