As we welcome the start of 2013, here are some 3D scanning technology trends we saw in 2012 that will continue into the 2013 year.
Structured-Light Based 3D Scanning Technology is Gaining in Popularity
In the past, a majority of the 3D scanners in the market uses laser dot or laser line technology. As structured-light 3D scanning technology started to emerge, there wasn't a lot of customer product knowledge surrounding the differences between a laser 3D scanner versus a structured-light 3D scanner. Today, almost half of the products now being introduced are based on different forms of structured light technology. With options at the high end, mobile and entry level market, full-field structured light scanning is seeing more market adoption.