As 3D printing enters the mainstream, so is 3D scanning. Now MakerBot is making it clear that they’ll be a 3D scanning player.
3D scanning is expensive, but that’s all changing, and the Lynx A on Kickstarter is leading the way in easy to use, affordable scanning.
Episode 14 of season 6 of The Big Bang Theory featured 3D printing. Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen it, we have the link to the episode. As always, it was great.
MAKE Magazine has published their first comprehensive guide on 3D printing, called the Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing.
Patrick used a Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace CAT scanner to capture his face. The image was sent to a ZPrinter 650 to print in high definition full color and the result is uncomfortably accurate.
Popular Mechanics just came out with their Top 10 Tech Breakthroughs of 2012 awards and picked ten “tech products that matter most.” And wouldn’t you know it, two of the spots went to 3D printing products.
Matterport 3D is both software package and scanning hardware. Rather than capturing 3D images of individual objects, Matterport 3D can scan an entire room.
The 123D Catch app, which lets you to take photos of an object and assemble them into a 3D image, is now available on the iPhone, in addition to the iPad, web app and PC.