Among the large displays, autonomous cars and cool gadgets, new 3D scanners were on show at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. Growshapes observed continued improvements in automation, speed and precision in 3D scanning technology. Different 3D scanner setups from rigs, desktop to handheld to facilitate 3D scanning of different objects types and sizes were some highlights too.
At this year’s CES, HP debuted the Sprout Pro G2 that integrates a 3D scanner into a desktop computer. Hold an object in your hand under the Illuminator, rotate the object to take several scans and boom, the 3D Capture feature will automatically stitch the scans together, erase your fingers and create a full 360 degree scan of the object! Sprout Pro G2 is not aimed at precision scanning like the DAVID SLS-3 scanners, but this integrated 3D scanning functionality provides endless possibilities for users to quickly share information, ideas and research as a 3D digital scan. It can empower developers, researchers and students to start thinking about how to maximize the potential of 3D scanning. Obtaining object data in real-time has never been easier as this state-of-the-art 3D application allows anyone to transfer a real life object to the 3D application within minutes.
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Today the 3D scanning industry is just beginning to tap into e-commerce as retailers are 3D scanning products such as clothing, shoes, jewelry and home items. 3D scanning technology can accurately capture the shape, color and size of various items. The 3D scanned images can provide the user the ability to zoom in and out as well as view items from multiple angles, providing a better look at what you are about to buy online.
Additionally, 3D scanning of people and faces continue to advance with 360 degree scanning, minimizing the challenge of people moving while being 3D scanned. The use of scanned humans is endless as from biometric security systems, custom medical devices, surgical and dental analysis to computer-generated imagery (CGI) for gaming and family portraits.
With the democratization of 3D scanning, students can start to embrace digitizing the world in 3D and developers can go beyond scratching the surface to fully embrace 3D scanning and create solutions to advance all industries. Stay tuned with Growshapes for more 3D scanning industry updates and uses of this amazing technology.
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