ATLAS 3D Scanner Kickstarter Campaign: Software Developer Creates First 3D Printable Laser 3D Scanner

The progress of 3D printing and how it’s beginning to plant itself firmly as an everyday technology in the lives of many is demonstrated in Uriah Liggett’s motivation behind creating the ATLAS 3D Scanner. He wanted to create household items with the 3D printer. It sounds easy enough. Continue reading “ATLAS 3D Scanner Kickstarter Campaign: Software Developer Creates First 3D Printable Laser 3D Scanner”

Sense Handheld 3D Scanner Makes Real Objects Virtual

If you have a 3D printer, you have probably downloaded and printed a few objects, and then moved on to building your own — only to realize that 3D modeling is difficult. Often, it is easier to model an object in clay and then scan it, or just scan an existing object. That’s what the $400 Sense 3D scanner from 3D Systems does: scans an object and creates a 3D model that can be modified on a computer and printed from a 3D printer or online printing service. Continue reading “Sense Handheld 3D Scanner Makes Real Objects Virtual”

Rubicon: the cheapest 3D scanner yet (VIDEO)

We’re constantly singing the praises of 3D scanners because they extend the reach of digital fabrication to new boundaries in such a graceful manner. In varying degrees, they remove one of the more difficult-to-learn elements of 3D printing: 3D modeling in CAD/CAM software. There are easier-to-use interfaces likeTinkercad, but it’s still a process that some do not care to go through. Continue reading “Rubicon: the cheapest 3D scanner yet (VIDEO)”