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MakerBot Unveils the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

By Design Engineering Staff   

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The MakerBot Digitizer is a fast and easy way to create 3d models.

Desktop 3D scanner maker, MakerBot released its Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner for US$1,400. The web site is taking pre-orders, with shipping expected mid-October. The Digitizer uses a camera and two lasers to scan objects up to 8 inches in diameter, 8 inches tall and up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs.) to create STL files from point cloud data.

According to the company, it captures enough points to create about 200,000 triangles for each new 3D model. The desktop 3D scanner can capture detail down to 0.5 mm and surface depth as shallow as 0.5 mm with dimensional accuracy of ± 2 mm.

“We believe that the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is an innovative technological breakthrough that sets the standard for affordable desktop 3D scanning,” noted Pettis. “We focused on making the MakerBot Digitizer super easy to use, intuitive and simple. The MakerBot Digitizer is powered by MakerBot MakerWare software, and we plan to offer in the future additional software updates that are expected to add even more features and capabilities.”



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