For designers, hobbyists, and those at the desktop level, 3D printing centers around a previously unheard of sense of independence for those who want to produce their own 3D models and prototypes on the spot, without the expense and hassle of a manufacturing middleman — or a wait.
For an inventor to be able to dream up a concept right out of thin air and take it straight to a 3D design, resulting in a 3D printing process that can roll out as many models as their equipment can handle, or for a jewelry designer to make a new design and 3D print it out for further accentuating and direct sale in the marketplace, 3D printing is not only a great deal of fun, it changes the business model and timeframe enormously.
Now what if you could cut out some of the middle technology as well, like the headaches of saving up for an expensive 3D scanner and dealing with the difficulties involved? As the ubiquitous smartphone begins to takes up the slack nearly everywhere in our lives with the exception of taking out the trash and ironing our clothes for Monday morning meetings, it would seem capturing 3D models should be a snap too. Neurotechnology, headquartered in Lithuania, specializes in precision imaging software, and they are about to make life a lot smoother for those involved in 3D modeling. … (read more)