We managed to chat with Adam Brandejs of Matterform at CES, where he and colleagues demonstrated their powerful and inexpensive tabletop 3D scanner.
We wondered how they felt about recent announcements by other companies of various kinds of 3D scanners. Matterform is not concerned and reports that “pre-sales have been going very well” for the USD$579 device.
The Matterform 3D Scanner is designed to be portable, if you didn’t know. Here we see it folded up in transport mode. It is capable of capturing 2000 points per second from models up to 190 x 190 x 250mm tall and producing watertight STL or color PLY files for use on your 3D printer.