Aug.14, 2013

Fuel3D Inc. launched Fuel3D, an affordable handheld 3D scanner that captures extremely high resolution mesh and color information of objects on crowd funding platform Kickstarter on July 30.

Up to now, Fuel3D has raised $236,496, 315% of its $75,000 goal, from 312 backers, with still 18 days to go.

Fuel3D announced on Monday it has added Joshua Harker's design of the limited edition Fuel3D product cover for pledgers.

American artist, Joshua Harker, is considered a pioneer of 3D printed art and sculpture. His work is included in nearly 3,000 collections, alongside such notable artists as Andy Warhol and Ron English.

"I am hugely impressed with the quality of the scans that I have seen from the Fuel3D scanner and am intriqued by the multitude of possibilities such a tool can bring to the table for artists," said Harker. "The very reasonable price means that more people will be able to use the technology to get creative with 3D images and continue to push the medium in exciting new directions. This access ushers in a new phase of liberated design. To channel forms from one dimension into another is a profoundly powerful ability once only associated with the occult… welcome to our new reality!"

Only available to Kickstarter pledgers, the unique product casing design is made from 3D printed polyamide and described as an "OUIJA planchette executed in the tangled filigree aesthetic".

"With a product like Fuel3D, the ability to create specialized product designs is made a whole lot easier by allowing easy capture of 3D images which can then be manipulated into product enhancements for 3D printing," said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. "This can then be applied in many different scenarios, for example like the custom product cover Joshua has designed for the Fuel3D, and we think that the potential to apply this approach in the luxury goods sector and for other products is hugely exciting.

" Kickstarter pledgers will have the opportunity to get their Fuel3D with the special cover for just $1,490, but with only 40 being made, they will have to move quickly.

"The Fuel3D scanner with the Joshua Harker cover is available now on Kickstarter for less than the future retail price of the actual product, which is an amazing offer," added Mead. "The lucky few pledgers who get this will be getting a unique piece of limited artwork along with their Fuel3D scanner!"

 

 

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