3d scanners

CES 2017: Day Two in 3D Printing & 3D Scanning Shows More Hardware, More Focus

CES 2017: Day Two in 3D Printing & 3D Scanning Shows More Hardware, More Focus

On Friday, CES 2017 was again in full swing following a very busy day one — many exhibitors braced themselves for what they had heard would be the busiest day of this massive consumer electronics trade show, and the crowds certainly seemed to give proof to that...
2016 in 3D Printing: Your Favorite Stories from the Last Year

2016 in 3D Printing: Your Favorite Stories from the Last Year

2016 has been — let’s say a mixed bag; while this year saw the loss of beloved celebrities, a heated US election, Brexit, Zika, an escalating crisis in Syria, and many other globally divisive happenings, it was also a year of unprecedented development technologically. We’ll stay away from another celebrity tribute or political debate and […]

2016 has been — let’s say a mixed bag; while this year saw the loss of beloved celebrities, a heated US election, Brexit, Zika, an escalating crisis in Syria, and many other globally divisive happenings, it was also a year of unprecedented development...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial applications ranging from surveying construction sites and taking accurate […]

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial...
3D & 4D Technology Market Expected to be Worth $314 Billion by 2022

3D & 4D Technology Market Expected to be Worth $314 Billion by 2022

While most of us are still sitting around waiting for Virtual Reality technology to happen, it already seems to be having an impact on the business world. Just about every major tech company in the world is releasing, getting ready to release or developing VR headset devices, and there are already a host of companies […]

While most of us are still sitting around waiting for Virtual Reality technology to happen, it already seems to be having an impact on the business world. Just about every major tech company in the world is releasing, getting ready to release or developing VR headset...
The Dual Volume 3D Scanner: SMARTTECH Makes Initial Mark in Aerospace Industry

The Dual Volume 3D Scanner: SMARTTECH Makes Initial Mark in Aerospace Industry

We’ve come a long way with 3D printing in a very short time. As new machines and materials arrive onto the market in a constant flow, it’s quite apparent that the 3D scanner has undergone an accelerated evolution. From desktop capabilities allowing makers a whole new world of latitude to industrial uses that allow for […]

We’ve come a long way with 3D printing in a very short time. As new machines and materials arrive onto the market in a constant flow, it’s quite apparent that the 3D scanner has undergone an accelerated evolution. From desktop capabilities allowing makers a whole new...
SMARTTECH, Manufacturer of Optical 3D Scanners, Announces Several New Asian Distributors

SMARTTECH, Manufacturer of Optical 3D Scanners, Announces Several New Asian Distributors

Polish company SMARRTECH, manufacturer of optical 3D scanners, announced today that it has expanded its growing distributorship to include a number of Asian companies: Nissa Digispace of Russia, Trustworthy Beijing, EUC TECH of India, Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha of Japan, KAIS of South Korea, and Malaysia-based Dalal Technology. The newly added distributors will carry SMARTTECH’s newest scanner, the green LED light-based Micron3D, along […]

Polish company SMARRTECH, manufacturer of optical 3D scanners, announced today that it has expanded its growing distributorship to include a number of Asian companies: Nissa Digispace of Russia, Trustworthy Beijing, EUC TECH of India, Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha of...
The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- October 3, 2015

The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- October 3, 2015

Some weeks our 3D printing news is focused on printable models, but this week there’s a much stronger focus on materials, hardware, and the business side of the industry. From the UK: MyMiniFactory announces a new board member from Royal Mail, Silvergate announces new colorful masterbatches, and 3D Systems offered its Inspired Minds education program at the […]

Some weeks our 3D printing news is focused on printable models, but this week there’s a much stronger focus on materials, hardware, and the business side of the industry. From the UK: MyMiniFactory announces a new board member from Royal Mail, Silvergate...
Data Company Aniwaa Seeks to Simplify Search for 3D Printing Knowledge

Data Company Aniwaa Seeks to Simplify Search for 3D Printing Knowledge

In 2012, childhood friends Martin Lansard and Pierre-Antoine Arrighi decided to stop talking about their idea and turn it in to a reality. For years, they had faced the difficulty of wading through all of the information available in the world of 3D printing. As they researched more and more products, services, and sites they […]

In 2012, childhood friends Martin Lansard and Pierre-Antoine Arrighi decided to stop talking about their idea and turn it in to a reality. For years, they had faced the difficulty of wading through all of the information available in the world of 3D printing. As they...
Fuel3D & UFP Deutschland Sign European Distribution Deal for SCANIFY 3D Scanners

Fuel3D & UFP Deutschland Sign European Distribution Deal for SCANIFY 3D Scanners

Having a great product is obviously critical to success in the hardware space, but after that a key part of success is ensuring that that great product makes it into customers’ hands–and that’s where distribution comes in. Following its high-flying Kickstarter campaign in 2013, Fuel3D with its SCANIFY 3D scanner has faced the task of getting the […]

Having a great product is obviously critical to success in the hardware space, but after that a key part of success is ensuring that that great product makes it into customers’ hands–and that’s where distribution comes in. Following its high-flying...
Unlocking the Mystery of the Jamestown Graves with 3D Printing

Unlocking the Mystery of the Jamestown Graves with 3D Printing

A few years back, archaeologists digging beneath a church built in 1608 found the site of four graves near Jamestown, Virginia. The vagaries of time and nature had left little but bones, the coffin nails used to seal up the dead and a pair of artifacts which proved the keys to unlocking the mystery of […]

A few years back, archaeologists digging beneath a church built in 1608 found the site of four graves near Jamestown, Virginia. The vagaries of time and nature had left little but bones, the coffin nails used to seal up the dead and a pair of artifacts which proved...
XYZprinting Adds Multi-Scan Functionality to Their XYZscan Software

XYZprinting Adds Multi-Scan Functionality to Their XYZscan Software

As both 3D printing and 3D scanning become more affordable, the technologies are also becoming much more widespread. In fact, one company called XYZprinting is so bullish on the technologies that they offer an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner. The da Vinci AiO machine, priced at just $799, is an affordable, reliable combination of these two awesome […]

As both 3D printing and 3D scanning become more affordable, the technologies are also becoming much more widespread. In fact, one company called XYZprinting is so bullish on the technologies that they offer an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner. The da Vinci AiO...
Microsoft Develops App That Turns Any Smartphone Into a Comprehensive 3D Scanner

Microsoft Develops App That Turns Any Smartphone Into a Comprehensive 3D Scanner

It seems like it was just yesterday that I first was introduced to 3D scanning as a desktop production method used for 3D printing, yet over the past two years or so, the technology has continued to evolve at rapid rates. Just a few short years ago, it was rather expensive to purchase a machine […]

It seems like it was just yesterday that I first was introduced to 3D scanning as a desktop production method used for 3D printing, yet over the past two years or so, the technology has continued to evolve at rapid rates. Just a few short years ago, it was rather...
New Avatarium Modular 3D Capture Array Will Be Unveiled at Inside 3D Printing Conference in Santa Clara

New Avatarium Modular 3D Capture Array Will Be Unveiled at Inside 3D Printing Conference in Santa Clara

If 2014 was the year of the 3D printer, then perhaps 2015 is building to be the year of 3D scanning and capture devices. We’ve seen tremendous breakthroughs in 3D scanning technology over the course of the past few years, and it is all culminating with technology capable of capturing very high detailed 3D printable […]

If 2014 was the year of the 3D printer, then perhaps 2015 is building to be the year of 3D scanning and capture devices. We’ve seen tremendous breakthroughs in 3D scanning technology over the course of the past few years, and it is all culminating with...
Afinia Announces Their New ES360 Desktop 3D Scanner

Afinia Announces Their New ES360 Desktop 3D Scanner

Minnesota 3D printer manufacturer Afinia has quietly been producing their line of high quality desktop 3D printers for several years now, sadly for many of their fans to little fanfair. Even after receiving plenty of accolades and industry awards, the brand, while well regarded and popular, never seemed to garner the same amount of buzz […]

Minnesota 3D printer manufacturer Afinia has quietly been producing their line of high quality desktop 3D printers for several years now, sadly for many of their fans to little fanfair. Even after receiving plenty of accolades and industry awards, the brand, while...
Cheapest & Most Reliable 3D Scanners — 3DPrint’s 2015 Buyer's Guide

Cheapest & Most Reliable 3D Scanners — 3DPrint’s 2015 Buyer's Guide

While most individuals are not skilled 3D designers, the one thing that’s so great about the 3D printing space is that you don’t need to be able to model your own products in order to make a 3D printer a worthy purchase. There are over 1 million available models online for anyone to download, most which […]

While most individuals are not skilled 3D designers, the one thing that’s so great about the 3D printing space is that you don’t need to be able to model your own products in order to make a 3D printer a worthy purchase. There are over 1 million available...
Microsoft Issued Patent for 3D Depth Scanning Camera & Software -- May Accelerate 3D Design & Printing Exponentially

Microsoft Issued Patent for 3D Depth Scanning Camera & Software -- May Accelerate 3D Design & Printing Exponentially

It’s certainly not a shock to see that Microsoft has been working overtime behind the scenes to take over the 3D design world. The only surprise is that it took the technology giant so long. There’s little to no doubt it will have been worth the wait as Microsoft’s new patent indicates some serious latitude coming down the […]

It’s certainly not a shock to see that Microsoft has been working overtime behind the scenes to take over the 3D design world. The only surprise is that it took the technology giant so long. There’s little to no doubt it will have been worth the wait as...
Shining 3D Tech to Raise $70 Million & Open US Subsidiary

Shining 3D Tech to Raise $70 Million & Open US Subsidiary

The company responsible for China’s first OTC stock offered in the 3D digitizing and 3D printing industries, Shining 3D Tech, says they plan to spend some $2.4 million to set up a wholly-owned US subsidiary of the company, while looking to raise $70 million in additional funding.  The funding will be used to expand on […]

The company responsible for China’s first OTC stock offered in the 3D digitizing and 3D printing industries, Shining 3D Tech, says they plan to spend some $2.4 million to set up a wholly-owned US subsidiary of the company, while looking to raise $70 million in...
Fuel3D Signs on with WYNIT Distribution to Retail SCANIFY 3D Scanner

Fuel3D Signs on with WYNIT Distribution to Retail SCANIFY 3D Scanner

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, has signed a deal to place their SCANIFY handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanners in retail locations throughout North America via WYNIT Distribution. We’ve covered some exciting news from Fuel3D recently, and this retail availability will only widen their reach. WYNIT, based in North Syracuse, NY, serves a wide range […]

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, has signed a deal to place their SCANIFY handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanners in retail locations throughout North America via WYNIT Distribution. We’ve covered some exciting news from Fuel3D recently, and this...
Artists Create 21st Century, 3D Printed ALS Portrait to Aid ALS Sufferers

Artists Create 21st Century, 3D Printed ALS Portrait to Aid ALS Sufferers

  The 3D scanning solutions developer Fuel3D raised $2,500 in support for ALS research via a partnership between Artists Lend Support founder and filmmaker Brian Fender and 3D artist Josh Harker who created a sculpture called 21st Century ALS Portrait. The one-of-a-kind, 3D sculpture represents the impact supporters can have on the lives of people suffering […]

  The 3D scanning solutions developer Fuel3D raised $2,500 in support for ALS research via a partnership between Artists Lend Support founder and filmmaker Brian Fender and 3D artist Josh Harker who created a sculpture called 21st Century ALS Portrait. The...
Spanish Tech Company BQ Releases Open Source Horus Software to Complement Their Ciclop 3D Scanner

Spanish Tech Company BQ Releases Open Source Horus Software to Complement Their Ciclop 3D Scanner

Spanish tech firm BQ manufactures smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and 3D printers, but it’s their entry into the 3D scanner market that’s turning heads. The company’s new Ciclop 3D scanner uses laser triangulation technology and a rotating turntable, and it’s billed as “the first DIY 3D scanner.” The parts kits for the Ciclop are available for download now, […]

Spanish tech firm BQ manufactures smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and 3D printers, but it’s their entry into the 3D scanner market that’s turning heads. The company’s new Ciclop 3D scanner uses laser triangulation technology and a rotating...
You'll Soon Be Able to 3D Print Abraham Lincoln's Cottage

You'll Soon Be Able to 3D Print Abraham Lincoln's Cottage

Ten days before the moment which would plunge the nation into mourning, Abraham Lincoln sat at his desk in the Lincoln Cottage. For more than a quarter of his presidency, he had lived at the cottage his family had come to love on a hilltop in northwest Washington, D.C. It was in that quaint and […]

Ten days before the moment which would plunge the nation into mourning, Abraham Lincoln sat at his desk in the Lincoln Cottage. For more than a quarter of his presidency, he had lived at the cottage his family had come to love on a hilltop in northwest Washington,...
Chinese EinScan-S 3D Scanner Debuts

Chinese EinScan-S 3D Scanner Debuts

Shining 3D, the Chinese 3D digitizing and 3D printing hardware company, has been providing machinery and services to the industrial manufacturing, bio-medical and education markets since 2004. The company was listed in the OTC stock market during August of last year, and that means it became China’s first OTC stock offered in the 3D digitizing […]

Shining 3D, the Chinese 3D digitizing and 3D printing hardware company, has been providing machinery and services to the industrial manufacturing, bio-medical and education markets since 2004. The company was listed in the OTC stock market during August of last year,...
Acer Unveils Aspire V 17 Nitro -- Your Next Laptop Will Feature 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Tools

Acer Unveils Aspire V 17 Nitro -- Your Next Laptop Will Feature 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Tools

It’s pretty likely that your next laptop will be packed with a lot more manufacturing punch than your last as devices like the new Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro notebook are now including support for 3D scanning and functionality which takes advantage of Intel RealSense. In case you’re not familiar with it, Intel’s RealSense technology drives […]

It’s pretty likely that your next laptop will be packed with a lot more manufacturing punch than your last as devices like the new Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro notebook are now including support for 3D scanning and functionality which takes advantage of Intel...
What's Better Than One Superhero? How About Two or Three or Four, Thanks to 3D Technology

What's Better Than One Superhero? How About Two or Three or Four, Thanks to 3D Technology

Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman… the list goes on. There are literally hundreds of superheroes that children as young as 4 years old adore just as much as their parents and grandparents did years ago. There is something about super human powers that brings excitement even to the most pessimistic super villain. Back […]

Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman… the list goes on. There are literally hundreds of superheroes that children as young as 4 years old adore just as much as their parents and grandparents did years ago. There is something about super...
3D Systems Announces Their Capture Mini 3D Scanner Offering Smaller Size with Greater Accuracy

3D Systems Announces Their Capture Mini 3D Scanner Offering Smaller Size with Greater Accuracy

If you are at EuroMold 2014 this week, you better be taking your vitamins and getting your sleep the night before, as it is going to be an all-out extravaganza with a vast array of new products, details, and concepts for your technological-loving soul to devour. One exciting item of many on display at EuroMold […]

If you are at EuroMold 2014 this week, you better be taking your vitamins and getting your sleep the night before, as it is going to be an all-out extravaganza with a vast array of new products, details, and concepts for your technological-loving soul to devour. One...
Intel Offers $1 Million App Challenge - All Tablets to Ship With RealSense 3D Scanners Next Year

Intel Offers $1 Million App Challenge - All Tablets to Ship With RealSense 3D Scanners Next Year

It’s quite incredible to think how quickly 3D scanning technology has come in only a few short years. If you were to step into your Delorean, and travel all the way back to a time when having access to a 3D scanner likely meant you worked in the medical field, you would have to set […]

It’s quite incredible to think how quickly 3D scanning technology has come in only a few short years. If you were to step into your Delorean, and travel all the way back to a time when having access to a 3D scanner likely meant you worked in the medical field,...

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