Category Archives: 3D Scanners

New 3D imaging techniques penetrate the heart of tissues for diagnosis

Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland have discovered two new techniques for creating 3D images of internal, biological tissues. The non-invasive 3D scanning methods go deeper into tissue than ever before, and are capable of collecting a complete 3D image without rotating or taking multiple images of a specimen. The technology has many […]

Sony 3D Creator coming to PostNord with Stratasys 3D printing

PostNord, a Denmark based postal, logistics and e-commerce company, is collaborating with Sony Mobile to print 3D scans created with their 3D Creator app. The app is exclusive to Sony smartphones. The move recalls a deal Sony made earlier in September with the French 3D printing service provider Sculpteo, which integrated Sculpteo’s services into the […]

Fraunhofer IGD unveils autonomous 3D scanning system

The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (Fraunhofer IGD) in Darmstadt, Germany, has developed an autonomous 3D scanner capable of scanning objects in real time without needing to be taught how to do so. The institute, which has recently been researching 3D design simulation software and ways to reduce the cost of metal additive manufacturing, combined 3D […]

Jurassic dinosaur skull reconstructed with CT scans and 3D modeling

Researchers from South Africa are walking with dinosaurs after recreating the facial skeleton of the Massospondylus carinatus (M. carinatus) dinosaur with CT scans and digital 3D modeling. Kimberley E.J. Chapelle and Jonah N. Choiniere from the Evolutionary Studies Institute and School of Geosciences at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, have produced a 3D representation of the M. […]

FARO Design ScanArm 2.0 can capture 600,000 points per second

Award winning 3D measurement and imaging company FARO has launched a new generation of its high-resolution 3D scanners. The FARO Design ScanArm 2.0. has an upgraded laser and enhanced ergonomics, to produce faster and more accurate 3D scans for reverse engineering and cataloging. Enhanced 3D scanning The Design ScanArm 2.0 uses new FAROBlu Laser Line […]

Next season NFL players will sport custom sports gear from HP FitStation 3D scanning solution

3D scanning is behind an initiative to bring NFL players customized sports shoes. Technology company HP has announced that the NFL has adopted its FitStation platform to provide football players with personalized cleat shoes. All 32 NFL teams have taken up the FitStation platform, which combines 3D scanning, 3D software, and body data. It will be available […]

Polyga meets prosumer demand with new line of HDI Compact 3D scanners

Desktop 3D scanners are an indispensable tool for applications including reverse engineering, product design, and art/architectural conservation. In the latest release to meet the demand for versatile, high fidelity 3D scanning equipment Polyga Inc., a 3D scanning and mesh processing software provider, has launched a new line of High Definition Imaging (HDI) 3D scanners. “We found there […]

Kodak and Twindom launch 3D scanning booth at CES 2018

Continuing our coverage of 3D printing at CES 2018, 3D body scanning technology company Twindom and Kodak have launched the KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner, a mobile scanning booth for 3D printing full-colour figurines. The news follows Kodak’s first exhibition of its full 3D Printing Ecosystem at CES 2018, about which 3D Printing Industry spoke to […]

Kodak and Twindom launch 3D scanning booth at CES 2018

Continuing our coverage of 3D printing at CES 2018, 3D body scanning technology company Twindom and Kodak have launched the KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner, a mobile scanning booth for 3D printing full-colour figurines. The news follows Kodak’s first exhibition of its full 3D Printing Ecosystem at CES 2018, about which 3D Printing Industry spoke to […]

Multimaterial 3D printing advances by the pixel with new Neri Oxman patent

Neri Oxman and colleagues Dominik Kolb, James Weaver and Christoph Bader at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Mediated Matter group have been granted a patent for multimaterial 3D printing. Published December 28th 2017, the patent discusses a way of translating 3D scanned point-cloud data into an operational command for 3D printers. The patent was granted ahead of a potential sea-change […]