Monthly Archives: September 2017

Power management firm Eaton to use 3D printing in US government hydropower project

US power management firm Eaton is applying additive manufacturing to generating low-cost hydropower for the Department of Energy. As part of their government contract, Eaton is set to manufacture and test new, low-cost integrated hydropower turbines and generator sets, before testing a scaled-down test generator next year. The turbines will be used within US waterways, […]

Preview of 3D printing at World Maker Faire New York 2017

Set up in 2006, Maker Faire has grown into a seminal event for budding and experienced tinkerers across the U.S. This week marks the latest edition of the World Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science on the 23rd and 24th September 2017. As a celebration of “arts, crafts, engineering, science projects […]

Codex event brings world’s top 50 innovations from the industries of the future to London

Next week over 800 CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and media, from across the world will meet in London for one of the most significant conferences on innovation in 2017. 3D printing will of course play a prominent role. The Codex World’s top 50 innovations from the industries of the future brings together the scientists, […]

Electric vehicles to get more mileage with TU Chemnitz 3D printed motors

Johannes Rudolph and Fabian Lorenz of the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany have developed a unique multimaterial 3D printing process for making electric motors. The goal of the technique is to create motors with a greater overload capacity, so that electric powered machines and devices can run longer without getting damaged. The first challenge was […]

Formalloy releases L-series LMD metal printer featuring Blue Wavelength laser technology

California-based 3D metal printer manufacturer Formalloy have released their Lab Series (L-series) metal printer, which uses its own patented Laser Metal Deposition technology together with a blue laser technology developed by Nuburu. Formalloy’s metal printers are used mainly in industrial part production and scientific research. The L-series marks the first instance of a 3D printer […]

3D Scan Real Objects with Qlone and 3D Print Them with i.materialise

Have you ever thought about turning a real object into a 3D model to print? Scanning and 3D printing go hand in hand. Therefore, we are proud to announce our collaboration with Qlone, a mobile app for 3D scanning.

Capturing real-world data for 3D printing is nothing new, but 3D scanning is still expensive and mainly used for industrial applications. Nevertheless, scanning is getting easier and more affordable thanks to applications like Qlone. This iOS app is available for free on iTunes and it will instantly turn your iPhone or iPad into a scanning device.

Qlone is an all-in-one 3D scanning tool that uses AR technology to scan objects – using only your phone! It’s easy and fast, and with the new integration of Qlone and i.materialise you can scan small objects such as toys, figures or jewels, adjust them and 3D print them directly with our online platform.

Get started with Qlone in three simple steps.

1. 3D scan your objects with Qlone

When you’ve decided on what you want to scan, you will need to print an AR mat on a white paper. You can download the mat directly from the app or the Qlone website. Then, place your object on the middle of the mat to scan it with your phone camera. An AR dome on the app screen will guide you through the process for an accurate and proportionate scan.


Qlone 3D Scanning

Once the scanning is done, Qlone allows you to make adjustments on the object (art, sculpt, texture, clean and resize) or even merge two different poses of the same object for a better overall result.

2. 3D print your object with i.materialise

The scanned 3D models can be exported in different formats like .obj, .stl, .ply and .x3d, and can then be uploaded to i.materialise for 3D printing without any additional fees.

Thanks to the integration with i.materialise, you will see your model ready for printing on the app, and you will be able to choose from our wide choice of materials and finishes.

3. Share your 3D scans

With Qlone you can also share your scanned models with friends through Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Email and SMS.

“Our aim is to truly democratize 3D, whether it’s for 3D printing, AV/AR content creation, sharing or selling. The possibilities with Qlone are truly endless,” explains Ronen Horovitz, CEO of EyeCue, the company behind Qlone.

“By partnering with i.materialise we want to improve and further expand the 3D printing experience of their community. We are giving them and the new users easy and quick access to the many fantastic options of materials and finishes available through i.materialise,” he adds.

Download Qlone
for free and get started with the incredible possibilities of 3D scanning!

Take a look at our tutorials to learn about the latest tips and tricks on 3D scanning.