24 Jan '14, 10pm

Matterform unveils world’s first portable and affordable 3D scanner

Matterform unveils world’s first portable and affordable 3D scanner

There are a host of 3D scanners on the market that allow users to digitize real-world objects on the fly, such as Makerbot’s Digitizer and PrimeSense’s Kinect-like IIIDScan, and while they are great in their own right, they are rather pricey. It’s on that note that Matterform has highlighted their new, more affordable 3D scanner, which also happens to be compact, lightweight and portable to boot. The scanner was first unveiled on Indigogo where it was successfully crowd-funded, managing to garner almost 5-grand with a meager goal of only $81,000. Matterform designed their device around a high-definition camera, which is comprised of a CMOS sensor and dual lasers capable of rendering an object (at a maximum size of 190mm X 190mm X 250mm) within 0.25mm of both the size and detail of the original subject. Depending on the detail of the object, a complete scan can range in tim...

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