Category Archives: 3D Scanners

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 […]

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 […]