3D Scanning has helped the North American Eagle to a new world record

3D scanning is becoming more and more popular these days, especially when it comes to rendering models for various scientific projects. 3D scanners take a real object or the environment and collects data on that object in order to create digital 3D models. The data collected from the objects or environment could include the shape … Read more

3D System Product Announcements at CES 2014

3D systems is showing how 3D printing can simplify life. They showed this at CES 2014 and investors are very excited with all of the products and ideas that were unveiled at the event. Unlike the announcements that were made at EuroMold 2013, the company showed that it is also gearing toward the consumer and … Read more

EMS, Inc Continues to Grow its 3D Printing Sales and Services

EMS, Inc a leading provider of 3D printing and 3D Scanning products and services is proud to announce the addition of a 3D Systems ProJet 7000 SLA (Stereolithography) 3D Printer to its 3D printing and prototyping equipment portfolio. SLA has long been known for offering the highest resolution, highest accuracy, best surface finish and largest … Read more

A Dozen New Consumer 3D Products Introduced by 3D Systems at CES 2014

3D systems mainstreamed consumer 3D printing by introducing a dozen new 3D printers and other products at CES 2014. It also revealed partnerships and experiences that will push its entire portfolio of consumer solutions into 2014 and beyond. The company also announced at CES that it has appointed global entertainer, Will.i.am, who is a philanthropist … Read more

3D Systems Reveals iSense Consumer Scanner

i-sense-image-500On January 7, 2014, 3D Systems unveiled its iSense 3D scanner. This is a new 3DS consumer scanner for iPad. Although this is a scanner made for a mobile device, the 3D printing optimization is seamless and printing through a 3D scanning service is easy.

The iSense is perfect for physical photography, allowing photographers to step into an arena that they have never stepped into before. The scanner can be used to scan anything and a person does not have to stand still or place an object into a box like other 3D scanners require.

In order to successfully use the scanner, all the user has to do is attach the iSense to an iPad. If they wish to walk around and scan environments or objects, they can do so and then have a photorealistic copy of the thing that they scanned. If the user doesn’t have a 3D printer, then all they have to do is send the image to a 3D scanning service that can take the scanned images and convert them into photorealistic copy.

Furthermore, the iSense fully integrates with the Cube family of consumer and prosumer 3D printers. Consumers can utilize cloud printing by uploading options to Cubify.com. This 3D scanning service offers materials that include Aluminix, Ceramix, and Clear. This eliminates the need for a person to invest in a 3D printer if they do not want to or they cannot afford to do so at this time.

It should also be noted that iSense will be fully compatible with any apps that are designed for Occipital’s Structure Sensor.

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