The team behind the low cost da Vinci AiO 3D printer and range of affordable consumer 3D printing solutions, XYZprinting has announced its first handheld 3D scanner.
The XYZ Handheld Scanner is to be made available in the market in Spring 2016 and offers the most versatile scan range it is price to allow users to scan objects of any shape or size, quickly and more accurately than ever before.
Priced at $299, the device uses Intel RealSense 3D camera technology to produce highly accurate, full colour images. The camera provides advanced depth sensing capabilities making it significantly easier for beginners to scan and print the world in high-quality 3D.
Users can then edit and enhance their scanned image in order to create the perfect replica. Fully integrated with XYZprinting’s range of affordable 3D printers, users can print their desired objects directly from their laptops at any time.
The scanners compact size and clip-shaped-design gives users the ability to simply attach it to a laptop so they can scan images from anywhere they choose. The compact snap-on design instantly transforms a laptop into a 3D scanner, giving users the freedom to scan spontaneously.
Additional Features include:
- Scan Volume: (Max) 2m x 2m x 2m (Min) 0.1m x 0.1m x 0.1m
- Operating Range: (Max) 1.5m (Min) 0.3m
- Accuracy: 1.0mm
- Depth Image Size: 640 x 480
- Color Image Size: 1080p
The scanner uses XYZprinting’s free scanning software, XYZscan and is currently supported by Windows 8.1. The scans can be output in file formats STL, OBJ, PLY at maximum image throughput of 30 fps.
Simon Shen, CEO, XYZprinting, commented: “Making 3D printing technology affordable and approachable has been XYZprinting’s biggest goal. The XYZ Handheld Scanner will, once again, break down the barriers for users that don’t know how to create 3D models, and unlock countless possibilities to replicate a wide variety of objects using 3D printing technology.”
XYZprinting has been at the forefront of providing affordable 3D solutions for a vast range of applications from PLA to food from as low as $349. At this year's International CES, the Chinese company showcased no fewer than six lines of 3D printers, fitness wearables and a smart home device that encourages food cultivation in the home.