3D scanning does not have to require expensive equipment and software. Using photogrammetry techniques you can do quite a bit of scanning for free with just a camera and some free, open-source software. For lighting, a cloudy day is good or for small objects fluorescent lighting also casts very little shadow. You can also try […]
Hear someone in the trenches of the world of 3d printing talk about 3D Scanning and problems with 3d scanners.
If you pay attention to the major innovation in the 3d-printing industry, its practically guaranteed you have heard of Stratasys. These guys have been around since the dawn of 3d-printing. S. Scott Crump was one of the first innovators of the additive manufacturing technology when he wanted to make a toy frog for his daughter […]
Below, watch a little boy get a custom-fitted 3D-printed mask for his Halloween costume! First, his head is scanned from several different angles, then an engineer uses CAD (computer aided design) to build a duck bill that custom fits the boy’s head! Say goodbye to waiting in line at the Halloween store or crowding in […]