Bre Pettis, founder of 3D-printer manufacturer MakerBot, announced the their first desktop 3D scanner, the Digitizer, at a SXSWi keynote
Pettis was coy about availability or final design but instead was focused on making a splash at the event.
“We’re excited to put ourselves out there with the announcement. I have a tradition of announcing things at SXSW. I don’t think there are many actual physical products announced at SXSW, so it’s special,” he said.
Officially called the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the device will work in concert with the MakerBot printer to complete the constellation of services MakerBot offers. For example, you will be able to scan an object and print it immediately on a MakerBot printer.