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3D Scanning Technology Trends for 2013

Posted By Pauline Tang on January 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM

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.

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Innovative Applications for Low Cost 3D Scanning Using KScan3D

Posted By Pauline Tang on January 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM

With the launch of KScan3D in August, there is a low cost option for people to create innovative 3D scanning projects as the technology becomes more affordable. With KScan3D, Kinect hardware, and a PC or Mac running Windows OS, users can capture 3D scans with a click of a button. Here are a few KScan3D customers that use the 3D scanning software for innovative applications:

The Process of Creating 3D Sculptures of Pregnant Women by Get Babied

The 3D scanner is built on using multiple Kinects connected to KScan3D software. A pregnant woman can be scanned in 360 degrees using a slowly moving pedestal. Once the data is captured and processed, the information is sent to a 3D printer where a plastic cast is printed of the pregnant belly. Other personalized keepsake such as charms for bracelets and necklaces and ceramic busts can also be created using this technology.

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Be Your Own Souvenir: Art Installation using XBox Kinect 3D Scanner

Posted By Thomas Tong on April 29, 2011 at 3:10 PM


Be Your Own Souvenir is an interesting art project that connected tourists, neighbors of La Rambla and citizens of Barcelona to Arts and Science in January 2011. As pedestrians posed as human statues, the 3D scanner (comprised of three XBox Kinect) generated point clouds in real time. A 3D printer produced these poses into small 3D figurines that became souvenirs for participants to take home.

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3D Scanning Technology Predictions for 2011

Posted By Thomas Tong on December 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

As we say goodbye to 2010 and approach the start of 2011, here are some trends from 2010 we feel will continue onto the new year:

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Using Xbox Kinect For 3D Scanning

Posted By Thomas Tong on November 24, 2010 at 5:08 PM


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The Future of 3D Printing: Bringing 3D Scanning to Life

Posted By Pauline Tang on September 15, 2010 at 8:16 PM

This is a great presentation from Scott Summit who presented at Singularity University on the basics of 3D scanning, parametrics and digital fabrication. The lecture really gets your creative juices going and is very inspiring for all designers out there.

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