Category Archives: 3D Scanners

Artec 3D launches Studio 13 software with new X-Ray mode for raw 3D data

Artec 3D, a Luxembourg-based manufacturer of 3D scanners, has released Artec Studio 13  its latest software for producing, editing and processing 3D data at higher speeds and resolution. This updated software now features an X-Ray Mode which is capable of examining raw scan data for potential problem areas before it enters the processing stage. “From […]

Naked Labs receives $14 million investment to develop 3D body scanner

Naked Labs Inc, a California-based startup focusing on 3D scanning technology, has launched a home-use 3D body scanner for fitness tracking. The company has also raised $14 million in Series A funding led by Peter Thiel’s San Francisco-based venture capital firm Founders Fund. Other investors participating in the funding round included Lumia Capital, Venture 51, […]

3DLOOK raises $1 million in seed funding to advance 3D body scanning technology

3DLOOK, a California-based body scanning technology startup, has raised $1 million in an investment seed round to develop its Scanning Artificial Intelligence for Apparel (SAIA) 3D body scanning technology. “This new funding round gives us the opportunity to expedite our aggressive technology and product roadmap and continue to hire the best experts in the fields […]

3D scanning company raises $55M, 3D Printing Industry launches new database

Investment activity in the 3D printing industry is heating up this summer. The latest company to benefit is Mantis Vision, a Petach Tikva, Israel-based enterprise focused on 3D scanning technology. In a series D funding round led by Luenmei Quantum Co. Ltd. and the Samsung Catalyst Fund, Mantis Vision raised $55m. This brings funding to […]

FARO 3D scanning acquires Opto-Tech and Open Technologies

Awarding winning 3D scanning and imaging devive provider FARO has announced the acquisition of OptoTech SRL, an Italian optical device machine manufacturer, and its subsidiary Open Technologies SRL, a 3D scanning solutions company. “Open Technologies proven core competency in compact, 3D structured light scanning solutions aligns perfectly with our strategic direction,” stated Dr. Simon Raab, President and […]

3D printing the world’s oldest ham

The town of Smithfield, Virginia is famous across the United States thanks to one of its more unusual tourist attractions – a 115-year-old ham. Originally cured in 1902 by the food and beverage company, Gwaltney Foods, the world’s oldest ham will turn 116 this Saturday and received an early birthday present as students from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 3D […]

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 […]