Matterform’s 3D Scanner in the Flesh

By on January 15th, 2014 in Hardware


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. 

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!