Capture That Design!

By on February 26th, 2008 in blog


Yet another way to obtain a 3D design for your 3D printer: handheld 3D laser scanners! Creaform’s 2.1 pound Handyscan 3D laser scanner can capture a design from actual 3D objects. Features:


  • Accurate, fast and easy to use 3D digitizing scanner
  • Plug-&-Play system
  • Self-positioned without measurement arm
  • Single connection through FireWire port
  • High-definition camera & Crosshair laser beam
  • Real time surface reconstruction and 3D rendering visualization
  • Reflective targets or projector
  • Laboratory & Factory calibrated
  • Integrated with main applications on the market

We believe the most interesting aspect of a handheld scanner is that it removes size limitations, since other non-portable scanners generally have physical limits to their scan size. Hmm. Perhaps hand scanners do too, if you are trying to scan the Empire State Building. Don’t Do That!


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By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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