April 19, 2012

Researchers at Germany's Hohenstein Institute have developed a new handheld, portable 3D scanner which allows quick and precise recording of small and medium-sized shapes, objects and body parts. According to the institute this new 3D scanner has great potential especially for making different textile products which are worn directly on the body, such as backpacks, helmets and gloves.

Researchers say that this fast and flexible 3D recording could simplify custom tailoring because companies can use a 3D model to manufacture a product which is adapted to the customer's individual measurements and shapes.

Hohenstein scientists have developed body measurement tables for customer target groups, generate average 3D shapes and support the implementation of body measurements into marketable end products.

The scanner scans the body surface using a class II laser which is safe for the eyes. Two cameras record the laser line on the object to be captured. The software then uses this information to calculate a digital twin of the object in real time, allowing the scan to be verified on the monitor already during recording.

The great advantage over other systems is that 3D models can be exported without further editing, e.g. as a .stl file, and are immediately ready for further processing using the known methods from the field of CAD. Its small size allows the scanner to be carried anywhere and to be used directly where it is required.

The Hohenstein Institute for textile innovations offers interested companies the opportunity to use the innovation in the framework of a cooperation project and to open up new areas of application for the area of textiles and clothing and beyond. There is also an option to borrow the portable 3D scanner from the Hohenstein Institutes for your own projects. A qualified employee of the Hohenstein Institutes will help you to set up and operate the device on site.

 

Source:Hohenstein Institute

 

Posted in 3D Scanning

 


 

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