ZCorp, the makers of that very popular line of 3D Printers, does more than just that - they also make 3D scanners. While the ZScanners are not exactly newly announced, we still think they're worthy of discussion. It fascinates us how one could wander through the real world with a handheld device (and laptop trailing behind on a Firewire cable) and capture a highly accurate digital model of whatever, simply by waving the scanner correctly.
We believe ZCorp's interest in scanners is predictable - more elderly readers may recall the early days of Microsoft Windows, where Microsoft, a software company, deemed it necessary to build and market a computer mouse in order to stimulate interest in their mouse-oriented software. The same thing is happening here.
But it's way cooler!