3D Creations, a Milwaukee-based reseller of affordable 3D printers and 3D scanners, is currently developing a low-cost open source 3D scanner - they named it D3D 3D scanner, to help businesses and consumers with measurement, quality control, reverse engineering and product design.
In December 3D Creations demonstrated their first complete prototype of structured light 3D scanner at Milwaukee Makerspace. The scan results looked really good and the accuracy was excellent.
(Images credit: 3D Creations)
Check out the video below.
You can find more pictures on the Flickr gallery. 3D Creations is asking for help from communities to support this young team to design and make a great 3D scanner: you can help to fill out this short survey of "The Scanner of Your Dreams". They have asked questions like "How much do you expect a mid-grade 3D scanner to cost?", "What size objects would you like to use on the 3D scanner?", "What TOLERANCES do you need to achieve for your 3D scanning application" etc. to get an idea of what you are looking for in a 3D scanner.
3D Creations are planning to launch a Kickstarter in mid-2013 to begin production for the first open source 3D scanner that's high-quality & low-cost 3D scanner. Stay tuned for the updates.
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Mattia Mercante wrote at 3/31/2014 12:06:16 PM:
Hello, Maybe could be usefull to remember that the 3D scanning software used here is the "DAVID" software, by David Vision Systems company. http://www.david-3d.com/ Regards, Mattia
Jesse DePinto wrote at 10/2/2013 9:16:08 PM:
Long story short, 3D Creations closed up. But my new company, Voxel Metric, has continued the project and recently posted the CAD files on Thingiverse. Download your own scanner here... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:159578
Alan Huss wrote at 8/28/2013 8:09:01 PM:
4 months later it is still set to private.
Robert Forsyth wrote at 4/20/2013 5:57:35 PM:
your video is set to private!