3D scanning

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by govy, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. govy
    govy New Member

    I'm looking for a place in NYC to scan a small object which I would like to print later

    I tried to contact some places via a google search but it's not conclusive...

    will anybody have a good address to give me ?

    thanks a lot
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    How big is it? If you're planning on scanning many things, they sell a desktop one for fairly cheap. I don't remember the price but I want to say $500. I'm not sure how much paying someone to 3D scan it would be, but I'm sure more then a couple items and you could have just bought the scanner yourself.
  3. govy
    govy New Member
    hum like 5 on 3 cm maybe

    I might have another small object to scan like this but that would be it
  4. rawkstar320
    rawkstar320 New Member
    $500 for a 3d scanner? We have a 3d scanner here in our prototyping lab at school and it was around $30k I believe. Could have been a little less, but deff was in the $10ks. What was that 3d scanner called?
  5. rawkstar320
    rawkstar320 New Member
    Sorry for the double post, but I found this site http://crvisuals.com/3D_scanner.htm.

    You could also look around for a local manufacturing or design shop. If they do anything with RD, they probably have a scanner. They won't be advertising it as a service, but they are generally willing to help. As soon as we get our scanner working here, I'm sure I can scan your stuff for cheap ( free plus shipping or something)

    Keep us updated
  6. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    I was mistaken, I thought I'd seen one for $500, but the cheapest I see now is $3,000. You could make yourself a David 3D scanner. I had made one. I got ok results, I've seen some one their forum with awesome results.
  7. rawkstar320
    rawkstar320 New Member
  8. mattmann23
    mattmann23 New Member
    If you need something scanned feel free to send it to me. I have purchased the equipment and scan part time. I am sure my prices will be much cheaper than the big scan companies.

    I have a Roland PICAZA and a www.3d3solutions.com scanner and resell 3d3solutions scanners!

    These scanners have more detail than scanners that cost 30k plus! But are 1/3 that price...lots of nextengine people looking at this system!

    Send a picture and I will tell you what I can do.

    Matthew Percival


    3D Scanning, 3D Printing, CAD Translation services
    Vancouver BC Canada
  9. rawkstar320
    rawkstar320 New Member
    Here at FSU, we have the Roland PICAZA (I think...)

    Awesome company you have Mattman, I bookmarked it. Ive been thinking about getting into consulting and what not. The problem right now is that im using a student copy of SolidEdge ST and you cant really use that professionally....
  10. albertpaul68
    albertpaul68 New Member
    A 3D scanner is a device that analyzes a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (i.e. color). The collected data can then be used to construct digital, three dimensional models useful for a wide variety of applications. These devices are used extensively by the entertainment industry in the production of movies and video games. Other common applications of this technology include industrial design, orthotics and prosthetics, reverse engineering and prototyping, quality control/inspection and documentation of cultural artifacts.

    Many different technologies can be used to build these 3D scanning devices; each technology comes with its own limitations, advantages and costs. It should be remembered that many limitations in the kind of objects that can be digitized are still present: for example optical technologies encounter many difficulties with shiny, mirroring or transparent objects.

    There are however methods for scanning shiny objects, such as covering them with a thin layer of white powder that will help more light photons to reflect back to the scanner. Laser scanners can send trillions of light photons toward an object and only receive a small percentage of those photons back via the optics that they use. The reflectivity of an object is based upon the object's color or terrestrial albedo. A white surface will reflect lots of light and a black surface will reflect only a small amount of light. Transparent objects such as glass will only refract the light and give false three dimensional information.
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  11. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Link removed, but useful info. So I'll leave the info.
  12. dizingof
    dizingof New Member
    :laughing: :laughing: